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Sileh | Zili Central Caucasus

Sileh | Zili Based on the results of field research conducted by Robert H. Nooter, this brocaded flat-weave is from the area of Tavush in the southern Kazak region. Silehs from this region with a green and red ground are extremely rare. The flat-weave has a fine weave with no signs of use. A special quality feature is the green dye with indigo, which never would have been possible without lightfast yellow. The saturated madder dye is also noteworthy. This flat-weave was most certainly a dowry piece and is in perfect condition. Bibliography: Robert H. Nooter, Flatwoven Rugs and Textiles from the Caucasus, Surrey/England, 2004.

Property of: ExOriente, Waldbrunn
Size: 268 x 157 cm
Age: 2nd half of the 19th century
Condition: excellent
Warp: wool
Weft: wool