Ref. No: 0407-085
Origin Country: AZERBAIJAN, Village Shahnazarli (12kms northwest of Devechi)
kilims are lighter in weight than pile fabrics, they may be more
convenient for some aspects of the nomadic people. Since many of them are
made by techniques simpler than pile knotting, they predate the pile
carpet. This is confirmed by a number of well preserved kilim fragments
in Altai Mountains, (with estimates of age ranging around the 4th and 5th
centuries B.C.), which show a variety of techniques and geometric motifs
strikingly suggestive of some woven in the recent past. Kilim fragments
uncovered by Sir Mark Aurel Stein in Eastern Turkestan apparently date
from the third or fourth century A.D., and the early first millennium
Coptic Kilims from Egypt show a considerable technical sophistication.
medallions can be repeated according to the general size of the carpet. If
it is with one "gol" they call it "tekgöl", if there
are two medallions, it is called "Jut-göllu". The carpets with
more than two medallions are called chokh-göllu.
Technical Analysis: This kilim made on the loom with the slip-tapestry technique. Warps and decorative supplementary yarns are the combination of mainly wool and cotton. Wefts are made of cotton.
Researched and prepared by Vugar Dadashov
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