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rug / Quba Qaraqaşlı xalçası
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
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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
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