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Kuba Zeyve rug in a yellow ground
Size: 126x177cm
Size (ft): 4'1"x5'9"
Area: 2.23 m2
Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally ~ 380 000 knots

Colors: yellow, midnight blue, Persian blue, lawn green, dark brown, madder red, ivory, dark maroon.
Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, natural brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and ivory wool wefts (two shots)
five rows of decorative knotted meshwork

Zeyve, 1438 (=2017>weaving date), the tamga of Afshar tribe


Handwoven in Azerbaijan

On the pomegranate rinds dyed yellow central field, three star medallions (göls) are arranged on the vertical axis. In the remaining part of the field, various tribal motifs are integrated.

The design is based on the design of a mid 19th century Kuba Zeyve Rug fragment

The medallion design is related to the early small pattern 'Holbein' 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.