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Dragon rug, inspired by the Victoria and Albert Museum Dragon rug, inv no: 171

Code: KRDRVA05

Size: 156x200cm

Size (ft): 5'1"x6'6"

Area: 3.12 m2

Density: 160 000 knots per square meter, totally ~500 000 knots

Colors: red, cerulean blue, gold yellow, light aqua green, midnight blue, aubergine, maroon, ivory, dark brown, light brown.

Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, natural dark brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool, natural medium brown sheep wool.

Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps (natural ivory and brown twist) and ivory wool wefts (two shots). 1cm of flatwoven kilim ends at both sides. - wool on wool

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height: 0.6cm

Ends: thin plaited fringes

Inscriptions: 1439 (=2018 weaving date), 2 tamgas (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe. the word "Karabagh"

   


Weaver: Gülshan

Weaving Period: 4 months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: The design of the current rug is based on the 18th century Azerbaijan rug with a dragon design in Victoria and Albert Museum (inv no no. 171.), acquired in 1909.

The red field of each with an overall lattice of bold ivory and green stylised palmettes (blazon) around stylised dragon motifs and polychrome flowerheads. The field pattern opens with partial "flaming lion" motif (usually above the chilin). The dragons are "protecting" the large blazon palmette in-between.

The border is ivory, with a varicolored S and svastika forms.

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