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Shirvan Bijo rug

Code: SHRBJ06

Size: 138x200cm

Size (ft): 4'6"x6'6"

Area: 2.76 m2

Density: 150 000 knots per square meter, totally ~410 000 knots

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

Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), onion skins, cochineal, 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: 0.5cm

Ends: thin braided decorative fringes

Inscriptions: 1440 (weaving date), tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe

The word "Kut" in ancient Turkic Runic alphabet woven into the red ground minor border between the flower head motifs. Kut means luck and happiness in ancient Turkic.


Weaver: Arzu

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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onion skins and walnut husks used to dye this natural brownish orange tone




cochineal used in the yarns outlining the dark blue hooked motifs







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