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Caucasian Kazak Kilseli rug, Borchaly, Qyzyl Kilse village
: 170x210cm
Size (ft): 5'6"x6'10"
Area: 3.57 m2
Density: 110 000 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
Hand knotted in Azerbaijan
Design: The blood-red field scattered with angular polychrome stellar flowerheads and life trees around a large mottled grass-green medallion centred by a red/ivory shield motif (this motif is derived from an ancient Turkic totemic design), in a polychrome ram's horn motif border between reciprocal skittle-pattern stripes

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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.