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Kazak rug with Mughan/Moghan/Memling Guls | Muğan motivli Gəncə xalçası

Size (metric): 171x193cm
Size (ft): 5'7"x6'3"
Area: 3.30 m2
Density: 110 000 knots per square meter, totally ~360 000 knots
Weaving period: three months

Colors: madder red, maroon, medium blue, navy blue, gold yellow, green, natural ivory, natural brown.
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, dyer's woad, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, natural brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and red wool wefts (two shots)

Handwoven in Azerbaijan
Weaver's name: Yeganah

The field with linking columns containing polychrome octagons, each with Memling gul divided by checkered lozenges, in Kircheim Star Kazak type border.

For antique examples with this design, check:

Antique Kazak rug with Moghan güls (Star Kazak border), 1850-1875. 664 Nagel spezialauktion

Christies SALE 7390 ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS 16 April 2007


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A rug with Moghan/Memling Guls depictded in Hans Memling's "Flower Still-life", c. 1490. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

A detail from the Triptych by Hans Memling, c. 1485. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Western Anatolian Turkish rug with a "Memling" gul, fragment, 15th century. Iparművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

Konya Mevlana Museum rug with so called "Memling" Güls, XVI (16th) century. Turkey, possibly Çanakkale. inventory no: 859. Dimension: 100x134cm


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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.