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Reconstruction of a rare mid 19th century antique Kuba Khirdagül Chichi rug with an ivory ground
Size (metric): 136x170cm
Size (ft): 4'5"x5'6"
Area: 2.31 m2
Density: 175 000 knots per square meter, totally ~ over 400 000 knots
Pile height: 0.4 cm
End finish: five rows of decorative knotted meshwork
Weaving period: 3 months

Colors: medium madder red, Persian blue, old purple/mauve, midnight blue, gold yellow, forest green, variegated soft green (main border), ivory, dark brown.
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), woad, indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, natural brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool - all are eco-friendly and non-toxic
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and two shots of ivory wool wefts

Weavers: Amina
Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: The ivory field filled with angular floral and geometric motifs, in a shaded green ground Kufic border between flowerhead and paneled diagonal "Pakhlava" (Traditional Azeri layered pastry with walnut filling) motif minor borders. Dated 1436

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.