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The Chateau de
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Size (metric): 143x179cm
Size (ft): 4'8"x5'10"
Area: 2.55 m2
Density: 110 000 knots per square meter, totally 280 000 knots
Weaving period: 3 months
Colors: madder red, azure blue, light blue, gold yellow, maroon/antique ruby, aqua green, 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 - all are eco-friendly and non-toxic
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and madder dyed red wefts
Handwoven in Azerbaijan
Design: The shaded madder red field with this large central medallion flanked by various polychrome tribal ornaments on each side, in an ivory main border of stylized motif between indigo blue polychrome dragon "S" and flower-head motifs minor borders and outer barber pole stripes.
Woven by two adult females in Meshtaga village: a mother (named Sudaba) and her 20 years daugther. There are some puzzling symbols inside the central field woven by the weavers. Dated 1434 (lunar year)
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