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Reconstruction of the XV century Batari Crivelli carpet from the Budapest Museum of Applied Arts


Size: 125x165cm

Size (ft): 4'1"x5'4"

Area: 2.06 m2

Colors: yellow, madder red, medium blue, light blue, aqua green, dark green, midnight blue, ivory, dark brown.

Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, onion skins (kilim end), 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). 3cm of flatwoven kilim ends at both sides. - wool on wool

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height: 0.5cm

Ends: bundled knots

Weaver: Sona

Weaving Period: four months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design:  The field contains two large, 16-pointed star medallions of identical design which both include an eight-pointed star within an octagon. In every second segment of the medallions two birds appear, alternating with two four-legged animals. The field between the medallions is ornamented with smaller rosettes and eight-pointed stars. Each corner contains a mosque lamp ornament. In the center of the long side an octagonal smaller medallion is inserted.

Batári - Crivelli carpet fragment, Iparművészeti Múzeum, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, 15th century, Ottoman Turkey


This lavishly detailed decorative early Turkish carpet only half of which survives, feature in the Venetian painter Carlo Crivelli's (XV century) below shown two works.

Annunciation with St Emidius, 1486, by Carlo Crivelli
Oil on wood transferred to canvas, 207 x 146,5 cm, National Gallery, London




Virgin Mary Annunciation, 1482, by Carlo Crivelli
Frankfurt am Main: Stadlisches Kunstinstitut


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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.