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Shirvan Bijo rug

Code: SHRBJ05

Size: 135x190cm

Size (ft): 4'5"x6'2"

Area: 2.56 m2

Density: 160 000 knots per square meter, totally ~400 000 knots

Colors: red, maroon, medium blue, aqua blue, yellow, midnight blue, light green, aubergine, ivory, dark brown, light brown.

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, 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: thin braided decorative fringes

Inscriptions: 1439 (weaving date), tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe, "Shirvan" in Kufic style

Weaver: Aybeniz

Weaving Period: 4 months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: The central field consists of three vertical parts in madder red and ivory. Hooked "garmagly" and "bükme" motifs, double head animals, stars, trees, "eternal knot" rosette, and other tribal ornaments are woven along the vertical axis. The main border on a aqua blue ground presents a kufi-shami motif. Two boteh/buta motifs are woven between the kufi motifs.

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