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Karagashli Gul

Kuba Karagashli rug / Quba Qaraqaşlı xalçası

CODE: KUKAR09

Size (metric): 102x151cm
Size (ft): 3'4"x4'11"
Area: 1.54 m2
Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally ~250 000 knots
Weaving period: 3 (three) months

Colors: medium madder red, light sky blue, medium blue, light brown (walnut), maroon, beige, sage green, medium yellow, natural ivory, natural brown.
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), 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 ivory wool wefts (two ply, two shots)

Handwoven in Azerbaijan, dated 1436 (2015)
Weavers' name: Govhar

Design:
The light blue field with a variety of geometric and floral elements around an ivory central lozenge (harshang) flanked by serrated red medallions, in a golden yellow glass and serrated leaf border, between dark blue and madder-red flowerhead stripes, ivory linked S-motif and plain brown outer stripes

inspired by the mid 19th century Sotheby's Karagashli rug


Harshang - a complex motif, consisting of three leading elements: an unusual, slightly zoomorphic "flaming halo" palmette (hence the name harshang, from the Azeri and Persian means crab); a diamond-shaped flower accompanied by foue straight stems, each ending in a forked leaf; and a second flower, roundish and with a notched profile. Arranged in parallel rows across the full field, this design was developed in South Azerbaijan and Caucasian Azerbaijan during the 18th century and might be derived from 16th century Safavid prototypes. This design was gradually simplified, so by the 1800s, only two of the three original elements remained. Its geometric version became typical of the carpets from Caucasian Azerbaijan.

 

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So called "Leaf and calyx" border on a 15-16th century Turkish or Caucasian rug
Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen's "Mary Magdalene", 1519




candelabra

grape leaf

 

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.