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Shirvan Marasali Prayer rug / Namazlyg with inscriptions, inspired by Ian Bennett's Marasali Prayer rug
Size: 122x165cm
Size (ft): 4'0" x 5'5"
Area: 2.01 m2
Density: 170 000 knots per square meter
Design: The inscriptions indicate the name of the weaver, the weaving date, the place of the weaving, the name of the owner, entrepreneur, designer and workers, the famous historical figures of this specific region (Shirvan) etc.
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder (Rubia Tinctorum), weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo / Dyer's Woad (Isatis Tinctoria), pomegranate skins, walnut husks
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps and cotton wefts

Hand Woven 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.