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Antique Borchaly Fakhraly (so called Fachralo) Namazlyg/prayer rug

Code:  BRFR01

Age: circa 1900

: 168x225cm

Size (ft): 5'6"x7'5"

Structure: wool pile, soft red wool warps and ivory wool wefts.

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Condition:  Slight wear in places. Beautiful natural colors.

Design: The madder-red field scattered with various tribal motifs, such as böjek (bug) and "hourglass" motifs, around a central ivory gabled hooked/garmagly medallion containing similar hooked tree motifs with a red and dark blue centre piece, a keel-arch above and below, in a serrated zigzag polychrome shamdan/mashaal (candelabra/torch) (or "glass and serrated leaf" motif) main border between meander buta/boteh motif and shaded dotty blue minor borders and and barber-pole stripes. Note the positive and negative space of the field - the negative space has a blue square containing two red & ivory arabesque 'garmagly' motifs (which can be seen in medieval Holbein carpets as a secondary motif) and two red qoch-buynuzu (ram's horn) around a qum saati (hourglass) motif.

For related examples, see: Ian Bennett's Oriental Rugs, Volume I, plate 22, 27

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