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Caucasian Kuba Shahnazarli Rug
Code: KUSHAH01
Size (ft):
Area:  3.01 m2
Density: 170 000 knots per square meter
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps and cotton wefts

Hand Woven in Azerbaijan
Design: Three diamond medallions surrounded two large gubbas (domes) are contoured in sky blue and honey yellow against a cerulean blue field decorated with rectangular tribal motives and an interspersing arrangement of ivory grapes leaf motifs;  in a golden yellow birds main border, between an ivory "Z" type inner border and an outer border of octofoil blossoms, separated by rust and ivory ‘barber’s’ pole guard stripes. A successful and satisfying application of a constrained palette of earth and sky shades, producing a cool, refined tonal atmosphere ideally suited to the disciplined economy of the design.

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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.