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Khol-Garabujag 'Akstafa' Salyan rug


Size (metric): 123x269cm

Size (ft): 4'0"x8'9"

Area: 3.30 m2

Density: 165 000 knots per square meter, totally ~550 000 knots

Weaving period: four months

madder red, dark blue (midnight), medium blue, yellow, dark yellow, light brown, orange brown, green, dark green, mauve, ivory, dark brown.

: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, natural brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool

Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps (natural ivory and brown twist) and ivory wefts (two shots)

Weavers: Sara

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Inspired by a rare mid 19th century antique Salyan Akstafa rug design.
Click here to read its story

Peacocks, camels, small houses with cross; swastika motifs; various archaic elements; babies, women, men - all in their traditional dress,
a soldier or a king with his sword, combs, domestic animals, goats, deers, wheels, crosses, weaving combs, tree of life symbols, fertility motif, birds, colorful rams horn border etc.



Peacock motif


A family in their traditional dress



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Contact us for more information about this rug


For more information about the above rug or to place an order please email vd@azerbaijanrugs.com (Baku, Azerbaijan) or ra@azerbaijanrugs.com  (San Francisco Bay Area). We will get back to you within 24 hours or less.