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Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan

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Rediscovery of Ancient Natural Dyes
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Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

Weaving and Finishing Steps

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Rippon Boswell antique Moghan or Shirvan rug, 19th century, Azerbaijan

A "Tschebull-plate-40 type" rug of Shirvan structure, Lot 101, 274x139cm, was extraordinary as it had four pairs of Memling guls at each side of the white medallion on a blue field. Horror vacuui inspired the weaver to fill the field with "Talish" rosettes and small elements. The rug was worn in places, but was easily restorable, and exceeded its estimate of DM18,000 at DM24,000. Rippon Boswell, Wiesbaden, March 25, 1995