195 X 134 cm Around 1900
This piece, too, shows the generous ornamentation in the central field which
is characteristic for this group. In contrast to the previous piece, this
carpet has a central field on a red ground and a medallion on a dark-blue
ground. The inner drawings of the core medallion and the four octagons in
the corners are decorated with a herati-like motif. What is missing are the
four triangles, but instead, there are four octagons with a crescent or
C-shaped inner drawing. Two of these motifs have also been used for the
bulges of the dark-blue medallion.
The main border on a light ground is identical with that of the previous
rug. Two carnation borders flank the main border. Instead of the outer
reciprocal crenellated border, this one has a reciprocal triangle border. On
the whole, this piece has a richer ornamentation than No 51.
Warp: Wool, Z3 S, light ivory + dark brown; (1+2 and 2+1).
Weft: Cotton, Z 2-4, white, 2 wefts: 1st lighter, 2nd waved.
Pile: Wool,Z2,Pile Height:2.5mm.
Knots: Symmetrical 3, \, 65°, H65, V40 = c. 2600 Kn/dm2.
Handle: Velvety, thin, ribbed.
Upper End: c. 0.6 cm white cotton simple tapestry
Lower End: c. 1 cm, other than that, like upper end.
Selvedge: 0.5 cm wide
white cotton shirazi around 2 ribs in figure-of-eight wrapping with
Colours: 9; dark red, dark yellow, beige, dark reddish-brown,
blackish-brown, midnight-blue, blue, green, ivory.
Literature: L. Kerimov II
.p. 195, ill. 160. Ulrich Schurmann, loc. cit., p. 275, colour ill. 103
published a world-class piece.
Azadi "Azerbaijani Caucasian