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Talish rug with two facing stags motif in a green ground

Code: TLFS01S

Size: 116x166cm

Size (ft): 3'9"x5'5"

Area: 1.92 m2

Density: 165 000 knots per square meter, totally ~320 000 knots

Colors: aqua green, lawn green, yellow, red, ivory, apricot, maroon, light brown, navy blue, medium blue, dark brown.

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: thin plaited fringes

Inscriptions: tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe

Weaver: Malak

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. Here, two facing stag motifs inspired by the famous Pazyryk rug - the oldest known knotted carpet, are depicted in a shaded green field (nature). 

The 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 inner minor border contains a tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe, two swastika and ashyk motifs.

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