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Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan

Sorting, Washing, Carding, Spinning

"The advantages of handspun yarn to machine spun yarn"

Rediscovery of Ancient Natural Dyes
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Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

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Caucasian Kazak Loru Pambak rug, Mountainous Borchaly Region
Size: 150x164cm
Size (ft): 4'11"x5'4"
Area: 2.46 m2
Density: ~100 000 knots per square meter
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, spurge / euphorbia, indigo, pomegranate skins; walnut husks
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps and madder dyed red wefts
Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: The shaded madder red field with large ivory hooked central medallion (derived from an ancient Turkic totem) containing stylized green and red hooked panel centerpiece flanked by various polychrome tribal ornaments on each side, in an ivory  main border of stylized "serrated leaves alternating with tulips (or candles)" motif between indigo blue polychrome  diamond shaped minor borders and outer barber pole stripes

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.