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Antique Karabagh rug with "Moghan / Memling Gl" design, late 19th century, Elisabethpol Governorate (Елизаветпольская губерния), Zangezur Uyezd, Azerbaijan. published at Siyawouch Azadi "Azerbaijani Caucasian rugs" plate no: 207. Size: 123 x 206 cm


Azadi writes: "The central field on a dark brownish-red ground consists of eight octagons with a light ground, which are arranged in two vertical rows. They contain a stepped octagon with hooks (similar to the Memling gol) and concentric lozenges each; the lozenges' corners have giant hooks. The white octagons are constituted by gussets on the sides and central lozenges. They have outlines at the top and bottom, however, they are not separated from one another by outlines, but the light background.
The main border on a light ground consists of a row of crosswise double S motifs. A su border (water) shaped by zigzag lines and two narrow red-white cross beams make up the border system.
Warp: Wool, Z2 S, ivory.

Weft: Wool,Z2, predominantly red, but also brown and blackish-brown, 2-3 wefts waved.

Pile: Wool, Z2

Pile Height: 7 mm.

Knots: Symmetrical H30xV24 = 740Kn/dm2.