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Shirvan Medallion Gubba rug


Size: 100x185cm

Size (ft): 3'3"x6'0"

Area: 1.85 m2

Density: 160 000 knots per square meter, totally ~300 000 knots

Colors: midnight blue, red, old purple, yellow, lawn green, pine green, apricot, aubergine, medium blue, goldenrod, 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: 0.4cm

Ends: thin plaited fringes

Inscriptions: none

Weaver: Bahiyya

Weaving Period: three months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: Three highly individualized medallions are creating a powerful artistic impact in this highly sophisticated Shirvan masterwork. A plethora of rosettes, botehs, and other small motifs fill the central field. The main border carries a stylized form of the reciprocal trefoil motif.

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flaming boteh dyed with onion skins


cochineal used inside the star motif





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