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Antique Baku Khila Buta carpet in a midnight blue ground

Code: BKXB01

Age: 1880-1890

: 235x390cm

Size (ft): 7'9"x12'10"

Structure: wool pile, wool warps (natural dark brown and ivory yarns twisted - "salt&pepper") and ivory wool wefts.

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Description: This is a very fine example of an antique Caucasian Khila Buta rug woven in Baku / Eastern Azerbaijan, on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

The midnight indigo field with three stepped and radiating cream medallions containing birds surrounded by staggered elegantly woven floral botehs within a sky blue striking "bird and rosette" border between red floral meander and diagonally striped minor borders and outer dark brown flower-head stripe.

The large boteh motif containing within a smaller boteh called "balali buta", which means "buta with her child" (or "buta having child").

For similar examples, see:

The Hallwyl Museum, Stockholm - http://www.azerbaijanrugs.com/guide/baku/khila-boteh/antique-baku-khila-carpet-hallwyl-museum-stockholm.htm

The State Museum of Azerbaijan Carpet and Appiled Art - http://www.azerbaijanrugs.com/guide/baku/khila-boteh/antique-baku-khila-buta-carpet-azerbaijan-carpet-museum.htm

Published in LaTorre, Splendori di Citta by Alberto Boralevi - http://www.azerbaijanrugs.com/guide/baku/khila-boteh/antique-baku-khila-buta-carpet-LaTorre-Alberto_Boralevi-Splendori_di_Citta.htm

Battilossi Collection - http://www.azerbaijanrugs.com/guide/baku/khila-boteh/battilossi-baku-khila-buta-carpet.htm

Ian Bennett's Oriental Rugs, Volume I, plate 290 - http://www.azerbaijanrugs.com/guide/baku/khila-boteh/antique-baku-khila-buta-carpet-ian-bennett-oriental-rug-p290.htm

Sotheby's 06 November 2018, London - https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2018/rugs-sale-l18872/lot.74.html

Antique Baku "Khila Buta" rug with birds and rosette border in Hallwyl Museum, Stockholm

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