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Talish rug with a rooster motif in a yellow ground

Code: TLR01F

Size: 123x135cm

Size (ft): 4'0"x4'5"

Area: 1.66 m2

Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally ~280 000 knots

Colors: yellow, red, green, purple, maroon, medium blue, ivory, dark brown, hazelnut, apricot, cinnamon, navy blue.

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: 0.6 cm

Ends: five rows of decorative knotted meshwork

Inscriptions: tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe

Weaver: Gulnara

Weaving Period: 4 months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design:  Rugs of this composition are among the most powerful and impressive examples of Caucasian village weaving. One of the symbolic interpretations of rug design put forward by Professor Schuyler Cammann and others seems to have a particularly forceful relevance frame acting as a protective barrier between this world and the next. A rooster motif in a shaded yellow field (nature) are symbolizing confidence, good luck and protection.

The yellow field is framed in an ivory border of polychrome rosettes divided by paired quartered lozenges between flower head motif stripes and outer reciprocal skittle-pattern stripe (medakhil).

The upper minor border contains three inscriptions: tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe, and two numbers - 30 and 21.

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