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Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan

Sorting, Washing, Carding, Spinning

"The advantages of handspun yarn to machine spun yarn"

Rediscovery of Ancient Natural Dyes
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Kuba (Quba) Zeyve Rug with fifteen star medallions
Size: 159x215cm
Size (ft): 5'2"x7'0"
Area: 3.41 m2
Density: 177 000 knots per square meter, totally ~ 600 000 knots

Colors: cerulean blue, midnight blue, navy blue, lawn green, dark brown, soft madder red, ivory, yellow, old purple/mauve.
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, spurge / euphorbia, indigo, pomegranate skins, onion skins, walnut husks

Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and ivory wool wefts (two shots)
Handwoven in Azerbaijan, by three sisters, signed and dated (the tamga of Afshar tribe, "Baku" in a Kufic form and 1436 (2015))

The medallion design is related to the early small pattern Holbein motif:

visit: http://www.azerbaijanrugs.com/anatolian/historical_holbein_carpets.htm

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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.