Handwoven Shahnezerli carpet - Caucasian (Azerbaijani) carpet
All our rugs are completely hand knotted with the best quality pure sheep wool from Azerbaijan. 100% naturally colored hand spun yarns are used in our workshops. When a rug is being woven, the original specific characteristics of the rug (Kazak, Kuba, Shirvan or Karabagh) are taken into consideration. It means our rugs are made exactly the same way as the rugs were made for hundreds of years ago. The knot density, the thickness of the pile and the colors are being made according to original antique samples.Azerbaijan carpet makers use yarn dyes of basic seven colors of varying shades. Unlike chemical dyes, natural colorants do not erode the structure of wool fibbers and are more vibrant. These natural dyes come from plants roots, skin of pomegranates, nuts, leaves, fruits and insects. Imagine, how many insects would you need to gather to produce a rich red color for a carpet? I haven’t been able to find an answer to that question but it means a lot of work.
In order to achieve yellow onion peels, mulberry leaves collected can be used. Roots of madder create a pink colors and indigo is being used for blue tones. At the very end of the yarn dyeing process a dyer adds salt, alum or vinegar into the dye solution to increase the intensity, fastness and durability of colors.
This particular carpet belongs to "Kuba" SchoolThe ornamental pattern is characterized by geometrical and vegetal motifs, most of them stylized. These include Gyryz, Gymyl, Gonakend, Shahnezerli and other carpets. This carpet is "Shahnezerli". On the face of it, the ornamental pattern in the Kuba carpet group may appear to be too mixed and varied. However, on closer examination it becomes evident that all ornaments in the composition strictly follow a common design.
- Weaving Period: Three months
- Length: 8.2 Feet; Width: 2.7 Feet
- Age: 40
- Material: Cotton,100% Wool
- Estimated Delivery Time: Europe 25 days/ 35 days/40 days
- We provide shipping tracking number!