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Kuba Shahnazarli Rug
Size: 152x190cm
Size (ft): 4'11"x6'2"
Area:  2.88 m2
Density: 170 000 knots per square meter
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, spurge / euphorbia, indigo, pomegranate rinds
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps and cotton wefts
Hand knotted in Azerbaijan
Design: Three conjoined sky blue and golden yellow diamond medallions surrounded by madder red gubbas (dome) are ranged the length of an azure field sparsely embellished with green-ivory cruciform-patterned rectangles; a polychrome interlock bird design fills the golden main border, flanked between red and dark blue floral-repeat minor borders. A striking ‘op art’ effect in the crisp medallion designs is pleasingly balanced by the attractive range of colours deployed in the main interlock border. Latif Kerimov attributes an item with a closely related border approach and a similar conjoined-medallion field to the village of Arjiman in Shirvan district of Azerbaijan.

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.