About the Antique Rugs of the Future Project

Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan

Shearing,
Sorting, Washing, Carding, Spinning

"The advantages of handspun yarn to machine spun yarn"

Rediscovery of Ancient Natural Dyes
Our Natural Dyestuffs

Mordants

Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

Weaving and Finishing Steps

Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs
 

back to "An Educational Guide to Antique Shirvan Kabistan rugs & carpets" main page

 

Antique Shirvan Marasali Kabistan prayer rug / namazlyg, Shirvan Region, Azerbaijan.


Lot: 180
Shirvan Prayer Rug The white field of this East Caucasian prayer rug presents a characteristic diamond lattice of dark blue serrated leaves enclosing flowering plants. A vermilion form resembling a tower is seen below the bridge-like prayer arch. The wide border section consists of four panels. An extremely fine weave. Both ends somewhat reduced, new overcasting along the sides. Uniformly low pile.
Origin: East Caucasus
Dimensions: 120 x 114 cm
Age: Late 19th century
Estimate: 3,500.00

Rippon Boswell & Co.
International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles