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Karachop "Crescent & Cross" motif

Karachop Kazak carpet

Size (metric): 280x390cm
Size (ft): 9'2"x12'9"
Area: 10.92 m2
Density: 110 000 knots per square meter, totally ~1 200 000 knots
Weaving period: 5 months
Colors (11): madder red, azure blue, navy blue, Persian blue, sky blue, golden yellow, maroon/antique ruby, forest green, lawn 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 Kazak Region, Azerbaijan

A classic octagonal medallion on a green field decorated with various tribal and archaic elements. Dated and inscribed.

Karachop pattern has pre-Islamic totemic sources which it shares with the Turkoman göl. Over the period from which examples are available, the design of the Karachop rugs basically remained, stable geometric designs, possibly because it was ancient adaptation of Central Asian totemic themes...

Download to read the article: "Guide to Karachop rugs"



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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.