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Rediscovery of Ancient Natural Dyes
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Ivory ground Harshang rug based on the design
of the McMullan Harshang rug from the Metropoitan Museum
Size (ft): 5'8"x7'9"
Area: 4.12 m2
Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally ~700 000 knots
Colors: madder red, mauve/old purple, medium blue, light blue, gold yellow, light yellow, aqua green, lawn green, midnight blue, maroon, ivory, dark brown, light brown, gold brown.
Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, onion 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: bundled knots
Inscriptions: 1439 (=2017 weaving date), tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe
Weaver: Parvana, Rahima, Leyla
Weaving Period: Four months
Handwoven in Azerbaijan
Design: The ivory field with overall harshang design of polychrome palmettes and linked hooked angular vine, in a gold-yellow border of kataba motifs between shaded red meandering floral stripes.
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