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Kuba rug with flowerhead and star motifs in a yellow ground

Code: KUTK0508

Size: 104x149cm

Size (ft): 3'4"x4'10"

Area: 1.55 m2

Density: 180 000 knots per square meter, totally ~280 000 knots

Colors: red, mauve, medium blue, gold yellow, cerulean blue, light blue, lawn green, medium green, midnight blue, aubergine, ivory, dark brown, light brown, maroon, mustard, khaki, beige.

Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, onion skins, 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: 0.4cm

Ends: five rows of decorative knotted meshwork

Inscriptions: 1438 (=2017 weaving date), tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe (in the centre of the field in red), the name of the weaver, "Quba"

Weaver: Shahana

Weaving Period: Three months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: Kuba rug in a yellow ground with flower head and star motifs. So called crab motif border and "S" motif minor borders.

Contact us for more information about this rug









Contact us for more information about this rug


For more information about the above rug or to place an order please email vd@azerbaijanrugs.com (Baku, Azerbaijan) or ra@azerbaijanrugs.com  (San Francisco Bay Area). We will get back to you within 24 hours or less.