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Karabagh Boteh rug

Code: KRBTH04
Size (metric): 129x195cm
Size (ft): 4'2"x6'4"
Area: 2.51 m2
Density: 115 000 knots per square meter, totally ~300 000 knots
Weaving period: three months

Colors: light madder red, medium madder red, soft lawn green, medium blue, midnight blue, dark yellow (pomegranate+weld), light yellow, old purple/mauve, natural ivory, natural brown.

Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, natural brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool
Materials: all wool, handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps (natural dark brown and ivory yarns twisted - "salt&pepper") and wool wefts

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Weaver(s): Sevda

Design The dark blue central field is dominated by 36 botehs which contain small flowers inside. The botehs change direction from one row to the next which is fairly common. The border on a light ground consists of a so called crab motif.
Inscription "Karabagh"
Date: 1436

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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.