107 x 166 cm
|Material:||Wool on wool|
|Condition:||Overall in good condition with traces of ageing and usage|
Very expertly knotted rug.
Sharp details, calm, attuned colours.
Warp and weft in white wool.
107 x 166 cm.
Kabystan, Gabristan, Semaka district Shirvan.
A bird shirvan or shirwan is a type of carpet from the
Shirvan district in eastern Azerbeidjan.
On a dark indigo blue background a stepped hexagon in the central field in a copper red colour with an inside of rhombuses in which white bird-like figures are depicted.
The 'birds' are represented with double wings and fly towards the centre.
Are they angels, doves, or Simorgh, the fire eagle?
All three feature in the district's myths.
Medallions in the dark blue field, including Talish medallions in the four corners.
The main edge has a white field with a zigzag pattern, also referred to as the eagle's beak. Or birds-on-a-pile in the English language.
In the colours light blue, mid-blue and the same copper red colour a the large central hexagon.
A virtually identical carpet is depicted in:
Band I, Kaukasische Teppiche by Doris Eder.
A publication by Battenberg.
pp. 260-261, image 263.
The similarities are so great that both carpets seem to be from the hand of the same maker.
Even the medallions are identical, as is their positioning.
Only the length size deviates for 10%.
It is as if it is the same carpet, but shrunk in its 40 year lifetime.
107 x 166 versus 107 x 180.
Handbuch der orientalischen und afrikanischen Teppiche, Office du Livre,
Erwin Gans-Ruedin, pp. 90-91.
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