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Shirvan Kabistan rug in a yellow ground (the ground color of the main field dyed with pomegranate rinds and weld (Reseda Luteola plant)

Code: SHRKB470

Size: 128x174cm

Size (ft): 4'2"x5'8"

Area: 2.22 m2

Density: 160 000 knots per square meter, totally ~355 000 knots

Colors: yellow, red, royal blue, midnight blue, medium blue, light green, light brown, dark brown, ivory, purple.

Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, cochineal, 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: 0.4cm

Ends: five rows of decorative knotted meshwork

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

Weaver: Arzu

Weaving Period: Four months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: The gold yellow field with serrated lozenge lattice containing polychrome heart shaped blossoms and floral sprays, in a madder red main border of archaic hook motif between arrowhead and flowerhead minor borders and outer barber-pole stripes

The main border motif can be seen in early Turkish rugs, i.e. below shown XV century animal rug with star motifs in Pergamonmuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

The motif is related to the main border motif of the famous Marby rug (XIV-XV century Turkish rug kept in Museum of National Antiquities, Stockholm).

A Turkish rug with a similar "S" motif border depicted in Antonello de Messina's paiting. 1476. Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

An ancient "ant" (three dots)   and "öz tamga" (svastika) symbols as well as the star motif are placed between the flower heads in the minor border.

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