Antique Rugs of the Future Project
About the Antique Rugs of the Future Project Our Natural Dyestuffs Educational Section
Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan Mordants Search the website
Shearing, Sorting, Washing, Carding, Spinning Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs Interior design with our rugs
The advantages of handspun yarn to machine spun yarn Weaving and Finishing Steps Testimonials
Rediscovery of Ancient Natural Dyes Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs Contact
Natural Dyes and Dyeing Photos Current Inventory Antique & Old rugs and kilims for sale
 

 


Shirvan Pictorial Prayer
 rug, "Hunters"
CODE:
SHRHT1710
Size (metric):130x143cm
Size (ft): 4'3"x4'8"
Area: 1.85 m2
Density: 165 000 knots per square meter, totally ~310 000 knots
Weaving period: three months
Weaver's name: Narmina

Colors (13):
midnight blue, red, medium blue, sky blue, yellow, goldenrod, hazelnut, aubergine, light brown, dark brown, ivory, cinnamon, pine green, lawn green.
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, natural brown sheep wool (undyed), natural ivory sheep wool (undyed), onion skins
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and wool wefts
Knots
: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)
Pile height: 0.5cm
Ends: five rows of decorative knotted meshwork
Inscriptions: 1439 (weaving date), tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe, two words: "Shirvan" and "Ovchular" (Hunters)


Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: The main focus of this striking rug is the three figures of elaborately attired warriors astride large horses, which are equally elegantly decorated. The rug also features a profusion of animals, deer and a few birds both above and below the prayer arch. There is only one antique Marasali prayer rug with this design, no known analogies in rug literature except for a vaguely related example with a large horse and rider as a centrepiece. Particular attention should be paid to details such as the riders' costumes and saddle covers. signed "AH 1438 (2017)" and "Ovchular" (Hunters)

 



A mounted hunter or a warrior

 

Contact us for more information about this rug

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Flaming buta/boteh mitf
 

Contact us for more information about this rug


 

For more information about the above rug or to place an order please email vd@azerbaijanrugs.com