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Borchaly (so called Bordjalou) Gyzyl Kilse rug

Code: BRGK13

Size: 172x235cm

Size (ft): 5'7"x7'8"

Area: 4 m2

Density: 112 000 knots per square meter, totally ~450 000 knots

Colors: madder red, mauve/old purple, medium blue, yellow, green (many shades), midnight blue, maroon, ivory, dark brown.

Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, onion skins, natural dark brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool

Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and light red wool wefts (two shots). 2cm of flatwoven kilim ends at both sides. - wool on wool

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height: 0.7-0.8 cm

Ends: triangular plaited fringes

Inscriptions: 1439 (=2018 weaving date), tamgas (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe


Weaver: woven by three sisters

Weaving Period: three months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: The shaded medium madder-red field with stylised hooked trees and many different tribal motifs around pistachio-green and ivory large shield medallion containing hooked bars enclosing radiating octagonal centrepiece, in dark-brown main border of star motif between polychrome reciprocal skittle-pattern and barber-pole stripes

Contact us for more information about this rug












Contact us for more information about this rug


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.