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Antique Kuba Perepedil rug, late 19th century, Southern Hillside Kuba Region, Devechi-Shabran District, North East Azerbaijan.

Pirebadil (so-called Perepedil) Divichi district, Kuba 295 X 148 cm End of the 19th century

The midnight-blue central field shows seven white-ground octagons for which the local expression is gölche (little lake) on the vertical axis. Surrounding these octagons are four fabulous birds and two differing pairs of islimi varieties respectively which serve as an integral part of the ensuing octagon at the same time.
The red-ground main border comprises a bent and broken vine meander set off with blossoms and palmettes. This border is termed gül budagly. Two yujruk minor borders flank the main border on each side. The outside carnation border (karanfil) is particularly striking.

Warps: Wool, Z3 S, beige, ivory and brown in every possible combination except 3 X brown.
Wefts: Wool, Z2, ivory; cotton, Z2, white, 2 wefts: 1st Light, 2nd waved.
Pile: Wool,Z2, Pile Height:4mm.
Knots: Symmetrical 3, \. H40xV32 = c. 1,280 Kn/dm2.
Handle: Velvety, thin, lightly ribbed.
Upper End: c. 2 cm wool flat-woven end, 1 cm light wool simple tapestry weave, then warp-thread groups braided diagonally in groups.
Lower End: c. 3 cm wool+ cotton flat-woven end: 1 cm light Wool+ Cotton simple tapestry weave (weft threads 1x wool,Z2.1x cotton)

Selvedge: Thin, round, white cotton shirazi

Literature: L. Kerimov II, ill. 138, p. 166.

published at Siyawouch Azadi "Azerbaijani Caucasian rugs" plate no: 34