AZERBAIJAN, Kurdemir Area
This carpet is included in Shirvan group of Azerbaijani carpets. The name
is related with Kurdemir Area, which is located 55 kilometers far from
Shamakhy (at the south-east direction). This carpet type are also made in
another districts of the region, and besides in Sor-Sor, Shilyan,
Muradhanly, Mollakende, and in Garhun*, that is located 16 kilometers from
Yevlakh. But irrespective of a place of manufacture, the carpet refers as
The composition of this carpet is considered as one of the oldest carpet models of Northern Azerbaijan.
Analysis: The composition of
the central field of the carpets "Kurdemir" has polygonal oblong
“Gol”s (Medallions). These “gol”s are executed by broken lines and
are placed on vertical axes. Directed aside from the “Gol”s there is
an additional ornament “Jagee”. Star-shaped elements are located
between jags and this is the main artistic feature of the carpet.
carpet has got a romb gear-shaped medallion in the central field, which
was peculiar to ancient Gabala carpets. (Gabala was the capital of Ancient
Alban State, – which was existed from 4th century BC until
7th century AD, for 1100 years in the territory of Northern Azerbaijan.
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PURE LAMB WOOL
(knots per square meter):
up to 185 000
7 = red, mustard, light brown, beige, forest green, aqua blue, dark blue
Used as a wall carpet. Therefore, preserved well.
of “Kurdemir” carpets vary from 120cmx190cm to 130cmx200cm
But according to old carpet masters, the bigger size of runners was also made in ancient times. (110cmx400cm)
Density of Kurdemir
carpets varies from 40x40 to 45x45 per square decimeter. (from 160.000 to
200.000 knots per square meter)
carpets are considered as one of the best of Shirvan Carpets.
Azerbaijan Carpets, L. Karimov, People’s artist of Azerbaijan, USSR
state prize winner, Doctor of Art, Head of the Decorative-Applied Arts of
Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences, carpet making art specialist 2) Decorative
and Applied Arts of Azerbaijan in Museums of World, Rasim Efendiyev
derives from the name of ancient Turkic tribe - Gara Hun.
Researched and prepared by Vugar Dadashov
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