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Perepedil rug with Simurg motifs in a pseudo-Kufic main border
Code: KUPER34
Size (metric):
Size (ft)):
170 000 knots per square meter, totally ~ 280 000 knots
Weaving period:
3 months
madder red, yellow, medium green, light green, old purple/mauve, midnight blue, Persian blue, natural ivory (undyed), natural dark brown (undyed)

Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, natural brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool

Materials: all wool, handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and ivory wool wefts

Ends: five rows of decorative knotted meshwork
Weavers name:

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

It carries the main features of the small sized mid 19th century Perepedil prayer rugs. The ivory field scattered with a variety of animals, birds, tamgas, tribal and floral motifs around alternating ram's horn and octagon motifs flanked by hooked dart-motifs, an angled keel-arch above, the spandrels with hooked lozenges and "well pulley"motifs, in a dark blue broad kufic border between polychrome diagonal striped "Pakhlava" (National Azerbaijani layered pastry with walnut filling) and flower head motif minor stripes

Dated and signed with the tamga of Afshar tribe.

Simurgh (ancient Iranian benevolent, mythical flying creature) depicted in Zakarīyā al-Qazwīnī's "Ajā’ib al-makhlūqāt wa-gharā’ib al-mawjūdāt" (Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing) book. XIII (13th) century

Contact us for more information about this rug






Contact us for more information about this rug


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.