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Caucasian Shirvan Bijo rug

Size (metric): 138x185cm
Size (ft): 4'6"x6'0"
Area: 2.55 m2
Density: 240 000 knots per square meter, totally 650 000 knots
Weaving period: 3 months
Colors: madder red, Persian blue, midnight blue, light yellow, purple, aqua green, 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

The name is related with the village of the same name, which is located 17 kilometers far from Shamakhy.

These carpets are also made in neighbor villages such as Gashad, Goylar, Pirhasanly, Udullu. From the technical and artistic points of view "Bijo" carpets are considered the highest quailty carpets not only in Shirvan Area, but in all Caucasian Region.

In the second half of 19th century, the carpet "Bijo" gained a great popularity with its national colors and complex ornamental composition. It was considered as a best gift for any occasions. These carpets were far-famed between the foreign carpet-masters and collectors.

Art Analysis: The composition of the central field of carpet "Bijo" consists of vertically located octagonal medallions. There is another characteristic element that is located around the medallions and intervals of the central field - local carpet masters call it "bukme". These elements are considered as the basic elements of this carpet. Medakhil, zenjire and kayma are also characteristic elements of this carpet.

Large elements with the hooks, which take place in the center of medallions, "bukme" pattern, that is scattered around the medallions, and also the basic construction of the carpet take the origin of this carpet to the ancient period.

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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.