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Ref. No: 0407-19

Type: Kuba-Shirvan

Group: Shirvan

Sub-Group: Arjiman

Origin Country: AZERBAIJAN, Arjiman Village

General/Historical Information: The name is related with the village of the same name, Arjiman, which is located 25 km to the north of Shamakhy. It is also made in other old carpet making villages of Shirvan Region such as Malham, Goylar, Langebiz, Gonakhkend and Shahnazarli. 

The history of Arjiman carpet extends to middle ages.

Art Analysis:  The main element of this carpet is zigzag pattern gols - medallions. These cross shaped medallions can be repeated according to the general size of the carpet. If it is 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. At the both side of central field there are "gubba"s, the heads that connect the Göls to the borders. It is playing a complementary role in the central field and
it brings additional beauty to the whole composition.

The background of the Arjiman carpets is generally dark blue color.

The border of Arjiman carpets are very similar to Kuba type of Qaraqashly and Shahnazarly carpets. It consists of central kayma, also small (secondary) kayma and medakhil. 

Pile: WOOL

Warp&Weft: cotton

Density/Kpsm (knots per square meter): (40x40) up to 160 000

Colors: Naturally dyed

Size: 140cmx220cm


AGE: 46 years old

Condition: good

Technical Analysis: Density of "Arjiman" carpets varies from 40x40 to 45x45 per square decimeter. (from 160.000 to 200.000 knots per square meter)

The height of pile: 4-7 mm

Comments: Arjiman type of carpets are considered one of the best samples of Shirvan carpets.

Researched and prepared by Vugar Dadashov


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