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Middle of 19th Century South East Caucasian, Azerbaijan Baku Zili Shaddas Formerly described as animal vernehs or a shaddas (the Persian word for "cover"), Caucasian flatweaves of this kind are now called  ...
Middle of 19th Century South East Caucasian, Azerbaijan Baku Zili Shaddas Formerly described as animal vernehs or a shaddas (the Persian word for "cover"), Caucasian flatweaves of this kind are now called  ...
Middle of 19th Century South East Caucasian, Azerbaijan Baku Zili Shaddas Formerly described as animal vernehs or a shaddas (the Persian word for "cover"), Caucasian flatweaves of this kind are now called zilis on account of their weaving technique. The design is finely woven in the sumakh technique on an alternately inky blue or brick red foundation. These systematic changes in colour are a common feature shared by such zilis. Narrow white borders surround the compartments and panels which contain large peacock-like birds, smaller birds and flowering trees with mighty crowns. The seemingly mythological designs are drawn in the characteristic, geometric Caucasian style. These decorative covers were produced by the Tat, a tribe who lived on the Absheron Peninsula in the Baku region. – Very good condition.Size 148 x 194 cm Literature: THOMPSON, jon, Carpet Magic. London 1983, p. 98 *** kerimow, ljatif, et al., Kaukasische Teppiche. Leningrad 1984, no. 2 *** wright, richard & wertime, john, Caucasian Carpets & Covers. London 1995, pl. vii *** neugebauer, rudolf & orendi, julius, Orientalische Teppichkunde. Leipzig 1909, pl. 73 *** landreau, anthony n. & pickering, w. r., From the Bosporus to Samarkand. Flat-Woven Rugs. Washington, d.c. 1969, ill. p. 95 *** vok, ignazio, Vok Collection. Caucasus-Persia. Gilim und andere Flachgewebe. Munich 1996, no. 25
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