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Sunburst Kuba Alikhanly / Zejwa Rug| Quba Əlixanlı xalçası
Code: KUZEJ06

Size (ft): 4'9"x5'6"
Area: 2.46m2
Density: 150 000 knots per square meter, totally ~370 000 knots
Weaving period: three and half months

Colors: madder red, Persian blue, midnight blue, variegated green, light yellow, dark yellow, maroon, natural ivory, natural brown.
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, spurge / euphorbia, indigo, pomegranate rinds
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps and ivory wool wefts (two ply, two shots)

Handwoven in Azerbaijan, dated 1436 (2015)
Weavers' name: Günel

Design: The midnight blue central field comprises a vertical row of two sunburst medallion in red and ivory. Hook embellished hexagons with projections on either side form the inside designs of these medallions. The entire space in between is filled with minor ornaments like flower heads, diamonds and stars. The ivory ground main border includes a variety of the "Kabala Nakhysh" (waves or running dog) motif. Two minor borders of carnation motif are flanked the main border. Two further minor borders appear inside - the red ground flowerhead and ivory "aksu" (white water) motif.

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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.