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"Holbein" Ushak rug, I was inspired by the historical Ushak rug with a green ground rug depicted in Bernardino Licinio's (c.1490-1549) "A Family Group"
Code: ANTHLB01
Size (m): 160x255cm
Size (ft): 5'3"x8'4"
Area: 4.08 m2
Density: 160 000 knots per square meter. 104 KPSI
Pile: wool
Warp: wool
Weft: madder dyed red wool yarns
Hand Woven in Azerbaijan according to the original structure of historical Holbein Ushak rugs
Dyes: madder (Rubia Tinctorum), weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo / Dyer's Woad (Isatis Tinctoria), pomegranate skins, walnut husks

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Edward VI (the King of England and Ireland between 1547 1553, standing on a green ground small pattern Holbein carpet. c.1547 by an unknown artist

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.