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Akstafa Shirvan Peacocks rug in a navy blue ground


Size: 157x227cm

Size (ft): 5'1"x7'5"

Area: 3.56 m2

Density: totally ~570 000 knots

Colors: navy blue, red, aqua green, lawn green, medium blue, sky blue, yellow, maroon, old purple, light brown, dark brown, ivory.

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

Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and ivory wool wefts (two shots). 1cm of flatwoven kilim ends at both sides. - wool on wool

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height: 0.7cm

Ends: five rows of decorative knotted meshwork

Inscriptions: 1444 (weaving date), tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe, an inscription woven with ancient Orkhon Yenisei scripts - the word "Ana" (mother).

Weaver: Arzu, Leyla

Weaving Period: 4 months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: Inspired by a rare 1850s antique Salyan Akstafa rug design. Click here to read the story

Peacocks, camels, small houses, 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 etc. Archaic kochanak motif main border.

Peacock motif

A family in their traditional clothes

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