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Khol-Garabujag 'Akstafa' Salyan rug

CODE: SHRAKS17

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

Dyes:
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

Design:
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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For more information about the above rug or to place an order please email vd@azerbaijanrugs.com (Baku, Azerbaijan)