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Shirvan Arjiman rug

: SHMD76

Size (metric): 214x300cm
Size (ft): 7'0"x9'10"
Area: 6.42 m2
Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally ~over 1 million knots
Weaving period: four months

madder red, variegated sky blue, dark woad blue (midnight), aqua green, Persian blue, soft yellow, old purple/mauve, natural ivory, natural dark brown.
: 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, natural ivory wool warps and ivory wefts (two shots)

Weavers: Rana, Layla and Zahra
Handwoven in Azerbaijan (signed and dated)

Design: The dark indigo field scattered with various polychrome floral and geometric minor motifs and animal, human being figures around the central stepped medallion, in an ivory ground polychrome 'birds on a tree' main border, inner 'stars' and Z shaped small dragon motif minor borders

The serrated/saw-edged medallions (flame, gubba, gubpa) have been related by some authors to ancient Egyptian and Persian Royal insignia.

birds on a tree border

A large family


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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.