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Shirvan Pictorial Prayer  rug, "Hunters"
CODE: SHRP05

Size (metric): 126x131cm
Size (ft): 4'1"x4'3"
Area: 1.65 m2
Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally ~280 000 knots
Weaving period: three months
Colors (10): madder red, azure blue, navy blue, light sky blue, light golden yellow, dark golden yellow, antique ruby, 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
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and cotton wefts
Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design:
The main focus of this striking rug is the three figures of elaborately attired warriors astride large horses, which are equally elegantly decorated. The rug also features a profusion of animals, deer and a few birds both above and below the prayer arch. There is only one antique Marasali prayer rug with this design, no known analogies in rug literature except for a vaguely related example with a large horse and rider as a centrepiece. Particular attention should be paid to details such as the riders' costumes and saddle covers. signed "Baku, AH 1434 (2013)"

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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.