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Ivory ground Harshang rug based on the design of the McMullan Harshang rug from the Metropoitan Museum


Size: 174x237cm

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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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.