Pile: pure wool
Size (ft): 5'0"x8'9"
Description: Velvety and shiny wool. fringes. Real colors can be
realized by comparing these two photos. The central field is dominated by a
traditional large cruciform medallion, very similar to the one found on
traditional Caucasian Azeri Sumak rugs.
This medallion is the geometric form of Turunj medallion, which has
been used in the decoration of Islamic books, architectural buildings and
engravings of the gravestones since 9th century. Since ethnology
of Qonaqkend is directly connected to ancient Albania (Albania was the first
state in the Caucasia, which accepted "early simple Christianity"), there is
a possibility that this medallion depicts a "cross".