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Shirvan 'Akstafa' Salyan rug
Size (metric): 124x262cm
Size (ft): 4'0"x8'7"
Area: 3.24 m2
Density: ~190 000 knots per square meter, totally 650 000 knots
Weaving period: three months
Colors (13): madder red, Persian blue, royal blue, light blue, gold yellow, maroon/antique ruby, variegated pine green, lawn green, cream, mustard, peach/light orange, natural ivory, natural brown.
Dyes: 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, ivory wool warps and cotton wefts
Handwoven in Azerbaijan
Design: Inspired by a rare 1870s antique Salyan Akstafa rug design. Click here to read the story
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