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The Buta is an ancient symbol often used in carpets, resembling a drop of dew hanging in air. This is probably why the Buta is also called “Allah’s tear”. 

“Buta” is also the name of a small steppe shrub, a thorn whose large flowers are similar in shape to the symbol. If the plant is set on fire, each twig lights up like a small candle, resembling the Buta. The flowers of this plant also have a unique aroma and act as a mild narcotic. Perhaps because of this, they were used as incense in temples and homes. The Buta also resembles one of the halves of yin and yang.  The Buta in this composition symbolizes a person, or rather his will. Almost every sign has prostrated itself, and one has even fallen outside of the central part of the composition. And only one symbol rises in proud loneliness above the rest, and opposes the general euphoria of slavish worship of an idol—an unacceptable, inhumane idea.

Author:CHINGIZCarpet Name:“Buta”Year:2023Code:CBU01Size:105x207cmSize (ft.):3'5"x6'79"Area:2,277 m2Density:34(h) x 48(v) per square decimeter, ~165 000 knots per square meter, totally ~350 000 knotsColors:red, dark brown, ivoryMaterials:Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps, ivory wool weftsDyes:MadderKnots:Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)Pile height:0.4cmEnds:bundled knotsWoven by:the "Antique Rugs of the Future Project" weavers led by Vügar DadashovWeavers:Mahira, NargizWeaving Period:four monthsHandwoven:in AzerbaijanDesign:Originally designed by Azerbaijani artist Chingiz Babayev (A.k.a., CHINGIZ).Share: