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Shirvan medallion rug in a dark blue ground

CODE: SHRMD035

Size: 95x159cm

Size (ft): 3'1"x5'2"

Area: 1.51 m2

Density: 180 000 knots per square meter, totally ~270 000 knots

Colors: madder red, mauve/old purple, dark medium blue, yelow, cerulean blue, variegated green, midnight blue, ivory, dark brown.

Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, natural dark brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool

Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, grey 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

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.

Inscriptions: 1438 (=2017 weaving date), tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe and the name of the weaver


Weaver: Shahla

Weaving Period: Three months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

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For more information about the above rug or to place an order please email vd@azerbaijanrugs.com (Baku, Azerbaijan) or ra@azerbaijanrugs.com  (San Francisco Bay Area). We will get back to you within 24 hours or less.