Malybeyli, Shusha district, Karabakh
268 X 114 cm Around 1900
The bright brownish-red central field contains three octagonal medallions
whose gol-shape is not as striking as the ones on the previous
are drawn slightly square like the third and bottom medallion of No 219. The
colouring is identical, only the squares in the centre are light except the
bottom one which is yellow. The inner drawings are also designed differently
with stars. The medallions show radiations with ornaments which are known
from the Chelebi Kazak (Eagle Kazak). They are pounces like those of Turkmen
Tekke goel, but they could also be umbels at the same time. Large botehs
appear all over the central field. Their shape is quite common for the
Karabakh region. The main border on a light ground shows three different
patterns. On the sides, we find a row of S motifs (zanjireh - chains) which
are slightly bigger and rounder at the top. At the bottom, it looks as if
the weaver experimented with three double bird head motifs and finally opted
for something else. A rosette stripe and a simple stripe of vine meanders
enclose the main border.
Warp: Wool (probably Wool + Camel Hair blended), Z3 S, light brown.
Weft: Cotton, Z2, white, 2-3 wefts waved.
Pile: Wool,Z2, Pile Height:10 mm.
Knots: Sym. 1, H40 x V25 = 1,000 Kn/dm2.
Handle: Meaty, almost thick, coarsely
Selvedege: All selvedges now multi-coloured and round woolen shirazi.
Literature: L Kerimov III, p. 205, ill. 149.
published at Siyawouch
Azadi "Azerbaijani Caucasian