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Kazak Kilseli (Sewan) Rug
Size: 179x235cm
Size (ft): 5'10"x7'8"
Area: 4.20 m2
Density: 106 000 knots per square meter
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps and madder dyed red wefts
Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Kilseli or as known with its common name "Sewan" Kazak, with stylized animals and bold reciprocal arrow head guards, and with the medallion surronded by latch-hooks, commonly called "running dogs". The outer border is close in design to those found on some Caucasian kilims. The straight-sided, octagon-ended medallion is not as commonly encountered as the wing sided medallion.  The hooked edged motif within the central small white ground medallion is, according to L. Kerimov, called "wedding table". This suggests that rugs of this design were once woven for a specific festive occasion, i.e. wedding.

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The picture represents the actual knot density

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.