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Kuba Alpan Rug with the "Crab" design in a dark brown ground, inspired by the Ian Bennett's Alpan "crab" rug
Size (ft): 3'11"x6'3"0"
Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally ~370 000 knots
Weaving period: three monthss
Colors:: madderr variegated lawn green, variaged forest green, atural ivory, natural brown.natural ivory, natural brown.
Dyes: 100% natural dyes:: madderr, weld (Reseda Luteola)), indigoo, pomegranate skinss, walnut huskss, natural brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool, natural brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool - all are eco-friendly and non-toxic
Materials: all wool - handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps and cotton wefts
Signed ("Alpan" in Kufic) and dated 1436
Handwoven in Azerbaijan
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The inscription shows the word "Alpan" in Kufic pattern
The inscription shows the weaving date 1436 (2015)
Ancient Ornament which is called "Vitruvian wave, wave scroll or running dog"
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