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Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan

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"The advantages of handspun yarn to machine spun yarn"

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Qashqai Shekarlu rug


Size: 153x215cm

Size (ft): 5'0"x7'0"

Area: 3.28 m2

Density: 160 000 knots per square meter, totally ~520 000 knots

Colors: maroon, red, yellow, medium blue, green, navy blue, ivory, dark brown.

Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, onion skins, natural dark brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool

Dyeing videos: Dyeing wool yarns with madder, walnut husks and onion skins (ground color)


Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and light red wool wefts (two shots). 1cm of verneh kilim ends at both sides. - wool on wool

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height: 0.5cm

Ends: triangular plaited fringes

Design: The shaded maroon field densely scattered with minor tribal elements, flowerheads, eternal knots, garmagli devices, stars, tree of life motifs etc. around columns of hooked panels, stylised leaves and angular palmettes, in an ivory border of garmagly motif and linked hooked panels

Inscriptions: 1438 (=2017 weaving date)

Weaver: Gulnara, Nargiz

Weaving Period: Four months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

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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.