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Ref. No: 0407-18

Type: Kuba-Shirvan

Group: Kuba

Sub-Group: Kuba Shahar

Origin Country: AZERBAIJAN, Kuba City

General/Historical Information:  In Azeri language shahar means city. They named it Kuba shahar, because this carpet has been made only in the city center of Kuba. The city is located on the Gudyal Chay river. It is one of the most ancient cities of Caucasian Region.

The old carpet makers also call this carpet as "Gudu" or "Gulistan"

Art Analysis: The main composition of central part consists of a few gols - medallions that lined up vertically one after another. They call this kind of medallion "turunj", which was abundantly used in  decorative art of middle ages. The central part of Kuba Shahar carpets are called achiq yerli.

Pile: WOOL

Warp&Weft: cotton

Density/Kpsm (knots per square meter): (40x50) up to 200 000

Colors: Naturally dyed

Size: 135cmx230cm


AGE: 40 years old

Condition: good

Technical Analysis: Density of "Kuba Shahar" carpets varies from 40x40 to 50x50 per square decimeter. (from 160.000 to 250.000 knots per square meter)

The height of pile: 4-7 mm

Comments: There is an antique sample of Quba Shahar carpet in The State Museum of Azerbaijan Carpet and Applied Art.

Researched and prepared by Vugar Dadashov


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