12 Gollu Chichi Kuba
District, Kuba 168 X 135 cm Dated 1316 = 1898-1899
The white central field shows the typical palmette crosses with khatai
poles. Khata is the ancient Persian term for West China and East Turkestan;
khatai stands for the pattern from this region. This carpet has the most
classical ornamentation of all the carpets presented in this publication.
The main border is adorned with the kabala naqish characteristic of this
family. Two strips of carnations (karanfil) surround the main border.
An inner simple star border complements the border system.
Warps: Wool, Z3 S, dark ivory.
Wefts: Wool and Cotton, Z2, ivory and white, 2 wefts: 1st tighter, 2nd
Pile Height:5mm. Knots: Sy3, \, 45 ° H 55, V 35 = c. 1,925 Kn/dm2.
Handle: Velours, almost thin, poorly ribbed,
Upper End: c. 2.5 cm wool and cotton flat-woven end, 0.5 cm light blue
cotton soumak with four rows of countered soumak, warps knotted in groups in
Lower End: Like upper end.
Selvedge: c. 0.5 cm light blue cotton shirazi from two ribs in figure-of
eight wrapping with supplemental threads which frequently extend deep into
Colours: 10; brownish-red, dark brownish-red, dark reddish-brown, dark pink,
dark yellow, blackish-brown, turquoise, water blue, light green, ivory.
Condition: Four corners restored, otherwise good.
Remarks: Good wool and good drawing, shades not optimum.
Literature: L. Kerimov IV, ill, 56, Doris Eder, loc. cit, ill. 382, p. 339.
published at Siyawouch
Azadi "Azerbaijani Caucasian