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Antique Kuba Afshan Sajayaghy rug in a dark blue ground

Code: KUAF01

Age: ~1890-1900

: 128x165cm

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

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

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Condition: Very good condition. The rug was kept on the wall - hanging loops to edges in places. Very finely woven; soft handle.

The dark indigo field scattered with a wide variety of small motifs, trees and flowerheads around an angular version of the Afshan design comprising rosette panels and split palmettes, in a small ivory crab motif main border. The bird like leaf motifs around the Afshan guls and the "sainak" ornament between the sajayaghy motifs can also be seen in Central Asian Turkmen Tekke rugs.

Similar examples:

Published in Ian Bennett's Oriental Rugs, Volume I, plate 311

Bonhams, December, 2009, Lot 6074


Published in Hali Magazine issue 41, 1988

The bird-like ornaments in Tekke and Afshan Guls

Sainak motif in Tekke and Afshan rugs

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