About the Antique Rugs of the Future Project

Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan

Shearing,
Sorting, Washing, Carding, Spinning

"The advantages of handspun yarn to machine spun yarn"

Rediscovery of Ancient Natural Dyes
Our Natural Dyestuffs

Mordants

Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

Weaving and Finishing Steps

Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs
 

 

 

 


Shirvan Pictorial Prayer
 rug, "Hunters"
CODE:
SHRHT0907
Size (metric):134x151cm
Size (ft): 4'4"x4'11"
Area: 2.02 m2
Density: 165 000 knots per square meter, totally ~330 000 knots
Weaving period: three months

Colors (13):
red, cerulean blue, old purple/mauve, midnight blue, medium blue, light yellow, green, maroon, ivory, dark brown.

Dyes
: 100% natural dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, natural brown sheep wool (undyed), natural ivory sheep wool (undyed)
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, grey wool warps and wool wefts
Handwoven in Azerbaijan, signed and dated ("Shirvan", "Ovchular" & and 1438)
Weaver's name:
Sadaqat

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)
Pile height: 0.5cm
Ends: five rows of decorative knotted meshwork


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 "AH 1438 (2017)" and "Ovchular" (Hunters)

 



A mounted hunter or a warrior

 

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Flaming buta/boteh mitf
 

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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.