Kuba Shirwan 16253


Northeast Caucasus

170X127CM from sh.sameyeh Oriental carpet catalogue page No.96

Dated 1309 Hejra (ISLAMIC DATE ) Equally 07-08-1891

The latest and most degnerate of the Afshan pattern, in which the beautiful upward sweep of the composition has been reduced to a series of geometricised  motifs.

On some examples , however , the small shrub motifs seen between the cruciform medallions have varieties have the small bird-link , leaves identical to those which appear in the Tekke main carpet gul , as well as having scattered double E , motifs , these being identical to those used on Tekke weaving s , especially in the borders of Ensi  rugs.All natural dyes are paramount for the carpet to have more than just decorative value. Beyond that, various dyers had varying levels of skill and invested different lengths of time in dyeing the yarns.  The “quality of color”–its radiance and level of nuance within each color–is centrally important.  Certain rare colors such as Tyrian purple, saffron yellow, cochineal rose and greens add to the carpet’s value


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