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Green ground "Talish" Moghan rug with camel caravan motif

: TL106

Size: 111x157cm

Size (ft): 3'7"x5'1"

Area: 1.74 m2

Density: 165 000 knots per square meter, totally ~290 000 knots

Colors: green (4), red, yellow, mustard (camel), medium blue, royal blue, ivory, dark brown, light brown

Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, natural dark brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool

Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and ivory wool wefts (two shots). 1cm of flatwoven kilim ends at both sides. - wool on wool

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height: 0.4cm

Ends: five rows of decorative knotted meshwork

Inscriptions: 1439 (=2018 weaving date), tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe

Weaver: Aynur

Weaving Period: Three months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design:  Rugs of this composition are among the most powerful and impressive examples of Caucasian village weaving. One of the symbolic interpretations of rug design put forward by Professor Schuyler Cammann and others seems to have a particularly forceful relevance frame acting as a protective barrier between this world and the next. The field is in an ivory border of polychrome rosettes divided by paired quartered lozenges between flower head motif stripes and outer reciprocal skittle-pattern stripe (medakhil)

The field design - by Vugar Dadashov

Contact us for more information about this rug

Contact us for more information about this rug


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.