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Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan

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Kuba Seichour (Zeykhur) prayer rug

Size (metric): 111x152cm
Size (ft): 3'8"x4'11"
Area: 1.68 m2
Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally ~280 000 knots
Weaving period: 2 and half months
Colors: madder red, light blue, navy blue (small details), midnight blue, golden yellow, antique ruby/purple, green, 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, wool warps and cotton wefts
Handwoven in Azerbaijan

A golden yellow ground filled with the polychrome "double boteh" motifs and various small geometric devices, stylized archaic swastika elements inside the prayer niche and spandrel, in a "Seichour" type border. Dated: 1431. An antique example can be seen here.

"union of lovers" type boteh motif

a stylized swastika element

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A swastika drawing on a vessel found in Shamkir, Azerbaijan, 1500 BC. Azerbaijan History Museum

Gobustan Rocks. Azerbaijan. Early 20th century (imitated from an ancient drawing)

Gobustan Rocks. Azerbaijan. 3000 BC

Gobustan Rocks. Azerbaijan. 1000 BC

"Su yolu", Running water motif main border

Zeykhur village, Qusar District, North of Kuba


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.