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Antique Karabagh rug with "Buynuz (Horns)" design, early 20th century, possibly Barda district. published at Siyawouch Azadi "Azerbaijani Caucasian rugs" plate no: 191. 135 x 300 cm

The midnight blue central field shows large, slender and tilted "botehs". There are two of them in every horizontal row, their inclination changing from one row to the next. Buynuz means horns. In this article "Bujnus-Teppiche aus Azerbaidschan" in: Heimtex, issue 10, Herford 1983, p. 86-88, Latif Kerimov highlighted the importance of ram's horns.

What is interesting is the vine meander border on a light ground which is accompanied by leaves and set off with blossoms. There are four-leaf clover rosettes which are complemented by two gusset-leaves. L. Kerimov published an almost identical piece in the above mentioned article.


Warps: wool, Z3S, dark ivory and dark brown

Wefts: wool, Z2-3, dark ivory

Pile: Wool, Z2, 8 mm

Knots: Symmetrical, 40x30=1200 knots/dm2