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Yellow 'Akstafa' Salyan rug with silk highlights (mid 19th century design)


Size (metric): 128x170cm

Size (ft): 4'2"x5'7"

Area: 2.17 m2

Density: 165 000 knots per square meter, totally ~360 000 knots

Weaving period: four months

yellow, red, apricot, maroon, old purple, cerulean blue, dark blue, aqua green, lawn green, olive, ivory, hazelnut, dark brown, medium brown, cinnamon, dark brown

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

Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and ivory wefts (two shots), pure silk

Weavers: Nazila, Feride

Inscriptions: the word "Banu" (princess) with ancient Orkhon Yenisei scripts, as well as the weaving date (in lunar calendar) and a tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height: 0.5cm

Inspired by a rare 1850s antique Salyan Akstafa rug design.
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Peacocks, camels, small houses with cross; swastika motifs; various archaic elements; babies, women, men - all in their traditional dress,
a soldier or a king with his sword, combs, domestic animals, goats, deers, wheels, crosses, weaving combs, tree of life symbols, fertility motif, birds, colorful rams horn border etc.

Peacock motif

A family in their traditional clothes

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Dyeing with cochineal


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