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Khol-Garabujag 'Akstafa' Salyan rug


Size (metric): 129x240cm

Size (ft): 4'2"x7'10"

Area: 3.09 m2

Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally ~600 000 knots

Weaving period: four months

Colors (17):
midnight blue, red, variegated green, medium blue, yellow, light brown, cinnamon, medium brown, maroon, dark brown, ivory, olive, hazelnut

madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), onion skins, indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, natural dark brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool, natural medium brown sheep wool.

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

Weaver: Rahima

Pile height: 0.6cm

Ends: thin plaited fringes

Knots: Gördes  (Turkish, symmetrical)

Inscriptions: 1439 (weaving date), illegible letters

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Inspired by a rare 1870s antique Salyan Akstafa rug design.
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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, deemrs, wheels, crosses, weaving combs, tree of life symbols, fertility motif, birds, colorful rams horn border etc.


A family in their traditional dress

a baby and his cradle


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Peacock motif

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