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Caucasian Kazak Life Tree Rug (Heyat Aghajy)
: 200x280cm
Size (ft): 6'7"x9'2"
Area: 6.02 m2
Density: 110 000 knots per square meter
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, spurge / euphorbia, indigo, pomegranate skins
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps and madder dyed red wefts
Hand knotted in Azerbaijan
Design: The tree occupied a semantically important position both in the world-outlook and in the ritual of Turks. In the epics of Turkic peoples the tree was the center of life which functioned as an orientation point in time and space: many epic themes concentrate around the tree, principal events and decisive encounters of epic heroes take place there.

Lit: Traces of Tree Worship in the Decorative Patterns of Turkish Rugs
by Galina Serkina
(from 11th International Congress of Turkish Arts - Utrecht, the Netherlands, August 23-28, 1999)

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.