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Caucasian Kuba Syrt Chichi Rug
Size: 85x105cm
Size (ft): 2'9"x3'5"
Area: 0.89 m2
Density: 170 000 knots per square meter
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, spurge / euphorbia for green and yellow, indigo, pomegranate skins
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps and cotton wefts
Hand knotted in Azerbaijan
Design: Memling gul cruciforms and alchagiul (cherry plum blossom) motifs in sky blue, green and dark indigo blue are arranged in alternating horizontal rows to fill the madder red field; forest green and madder red outer medakhill guard enclose three borders - two with rosette patterns on cream grounds and a characteristic indigo Chichi main border of rosettes and slanting bars. Latif Kerimov attributes this well-known type to the village of Sirtchichi in the Kuba district. Such very finely knotted Chichis with red and dark blue fields and main borders first appeared towards the end of the nineteenth century.

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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.