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Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan

Shearing,
Sorting, Washing, Carding, Spinning

"The advantages of handspun yarn to machine spun yarn"

Rediscovery of Ancient Natural Dyes
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Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

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Shirvan Marasali Prayer rug
CODE: SHRMRSN05

Size (metric): 94x165cm
Size (ft): 3'1"x5'4"
Area: 1.55 m2
Density: 175 000 knots per square meter, totally ~270 000 knots
Weaving period: three months
Colors: madder red, Persian blue, midnight blue, light sky blue, golden yellow, 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
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and cotton wefts
Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design:
The indigo field with diagonal rows of polychrome serrated boteh, the indigo mihrab arch above with an ivory keel arch of angular vine scattered with minor motifs around rows of polychrome boteh, inner reciprocal skittle-pattern stripe, in an ivory border of angular stylised floral vine between indigo flowerhead angular vine stripes. dated 1433 (2012)

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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.