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Kuba Khan Konagkend rug with a latticed field

CODE: KUKON101

Size: 118x160cm

Size (ft): 3'10"x5'2"

Area: 1.88 m2

Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally ~320 000 knots

Colors: madder red, aubergine, dark green, sea green, medium blue, yelow, light yellow, midnight blue, aubergine, ivory, dark brown, medium brown, light brown, orange brown.

Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, onion skins, natural dark brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool

Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and ivory wool wefts (two shots). 1cm of flatwoven kilim ends at both sides. - wool on wool

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height: 0.4cm

Ends: five rows of decorative knotted meshwork

Design: The design combines a sophisticated graphic sensibility with an elevated sense of color and contrast to create a composition which is sheer visual dynamism. The field uses the classic Konagkend geometric stylization of arabesque drawing reminiscent of earlier classical Ottoman ‘Lotto’ types but with a distinctly local flare. Within both the positive and negative spacing of the contrasting dark indigo and colorful sections of the field a host of vegetal and bird forms may be discerned. A dark and sea green ground (abrash) classic ‘Kufic’ border frames the central field.



Inscriptions: 1438 (=2017 weaving date), Arzu (the name of the weaver)

Weaver: Arzu

Weaving Period:

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Lady Lister standing on a blue ground Lotto rug. Detail. c 1634. Suzanna Temple. Painter: Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (Bruges, c. 1561/62 – 19 January 1636).

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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.