13 Gollu Chichi Kuba
District, Kuba 216 X 160 cm 1st quarter 20th century
The light central field which is rather small as compared to the width of
the various borders, displays three sequences of the cross-beam-flower motif
which is called khatai motif as mentioned before. In contrast to the
previous rug, the diagonal beams in this piece are much shorter. The kabala
naqish which is the characteristic main border of this type is an inner
border surrounded by the wider shami main border and another nine stripes
which are carnation borders (karanfil), two reciprocal crenellated borders,
three narrow wave lines, one star border (ulduz) and one stripe with
Warps: Wool, Z 3 S, light ivory.
Wefts: Cotton, Z2, white, 2 wefts: 1st straight, 2nd waved.
Pile: Wool, Z2, Pile Height: 3 mm.
Knots: Sy2, /, 85°, H 55, V50 =2,750 Kn/dm2.
Handle: Velours, thin, ribbed.
Upper End: c. 2 cm wide wool simple tapestry weave with a coloured row (dark
blue and dark reddish-orange) of simple tapestry weave.
Lower End: like upper end, 1.5 cm wide.
Selvedge: Thin, round and white. Cotton shirazi.
Colours: 12, dark brownish-red, red, pink, dark reddish-orange, dark yellow,
dark reddish-brown, light brown, blackish-brown, midnight-blue, dark blue,
Condition: The top left corner has been replaced, otherwise good.
Literature: L Kerimov II, p. 146, ill 121.
published at Siyawouch
Azadi "Azerbaijani Caucasian