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Kuba Perepedil double niche prayer rug
Size (metric): 120x170cm
Size (ft): 3'11"x5'6"
Area: 2.04 m2
Density: 175 000 knots per square meter, totally ~ over 350 000 knots
Pile height: 0.4 cm
End finish: knotted bundles
Weaving period: 3 months

Colors: madder red, Persian blue, old purple/mauve, midnight blue, gold yellow, light yellow, pine green, ivory, dark brown.
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), woad, 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, wool warps (natural ivory and brown twist) and two shots of ivory wool wefts

Weavers: Arzu
Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: An octagonal medallion in an ivory field flanked by "ram's horn" and stylized bird motifs in red and pine green, in between the grape leaf or crab (harshang) motif border. Dated 1436

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.