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Shirvan prayer rug with archaic motifs

Code: SHRPY05M

Size: 105x140cm

Size (ft): 3'5"x4'7"

Area: 1.4 m2

Density: 160 000 knots per square meter, totally ~230 000 knots

Colors: yellow, red, ivory, light brown, apricot, maroon, navu blue, purple, sky blue, green, beige.

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: 0.5 cm

Ends: five rows of decorative knotted meshwork

Inscriptions: tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe, numbers 57 & 20

Weaver:  Malayka

Weaving Period: Three months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: A cypress tree appears through a red ground diamond-shaped window which is located under the round mihrab/niche. These are surronded by various archaic and totemic motifs on a yellow background: swastika, star and cloud motifs, ashyg and Memling Gul motifs, jug, hourglass, etc. At the bottom of the central field is a 9 thousand year old boat depiction inspired by ancient rock carvings/petroglyphs in Gobustan.

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