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Shirvan rug "Two Lovers Pomegranate Trees"
Size (metric): 135x155cm
Size (ft): 4'5"x5'1"
Pile height: 0.4 cm
Density: 155 000 knots per square meter, totally ~320 000 knots
Ends: Thin plaited fringes
Area: 2.09 m2
Weaving period: three months

Colors: madder red, medium yellow (pomegranate rinds and weld), medium blue, navy blue, dark maroon (two shades), light green, ivory, brown.
Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, natural brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, dark tan wool warps and ivory wool wefts (two shots)
Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Weaver: Khayala

Inscriptions: Nar Aghaji (Pomegranate Tree), 1438 (2017, weaving date), tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

The design of our pomegranate carpet is based on a rare example from the Museum of Azerbaijan Carpets and Applied Art. Pomegranate has a special meaning in Azerbaijan culture, representing fertility and flowing with the energy of life. The ground color of the central field is dyed with pomegranate rinds and weld plant. The red main border shows a so called 'calyx and leaf' border.


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so called "glass and leaf" (or calyx and leaf) border


a rug with the calyx and leaf border can seen in "Jesus in the House of Marta" (c. 1535), by Vasco Fernandes (better known as Grão Vasco)

Veneto-Lombard School
Portrait of a Young Nobleman, circa 1545 shows a Caucasian rug with the so called "calyx and leaf"  border

King Henry VIII, 1537-1557?
Unknown, after Holbein.
Petworth House.

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