The carpet depicts the functioning human control system. A person is a representative of the system he created himself. The system is shown as dancing devils. Throughout the carpet we see multicolored repeated patterns of male and female devils. In the right lower corner, there is one light colored two headed devil, who tries to crash the system. It is a luminous force in the dark system. Symbolically, it gives us hope that the system can be changed. It is trying to kick out one of the devils out of the system, and get out of it itself. The carpet main border is filled with patterns depicting ordinary people and scenes of everyday life: people doing their chores, carrying their loads, etc. This polarizes the centuries-old traditions of the system and the simple life of common people, simply trying to earn their bread and butter and live with dignity. An ordinary person is both connected and unconnected with the system. People try to live their lives, while the system works against them. A single person is powerless against an enormous machine called the system.
Author:CHINGIZCarpet Name:“DEVILS DANCE”Year:2017/2018Code:CDD01Size:113x220cmSize (ft.):3'8"x7'2"Area:2.48 m2Density:50(h)x50(v) per square decimeter, 250 000 knots per square meter, totally ~620 000 knotsColors:medium green, emerald green, red, dark brown, medium brown, yellow, salmon, medium blue, navy blue, gold yellow, soft yellow, green, light brownDyes:madder (Rubia Tinctorum), weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, onion skins, natural dark brown sheep wool color, natural ivory sheep wool colorMaterials:wool pile, cotton warps and cotton weftsKnots:Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)Pile height:0.3cmEnds:bundled knotsWoven by:the "Antique Rugs of the Future Project" weavers led by Vügar DadashovWeavers:KonulWeaving Period:three monthsHandwoven:in AzerbaijanDesign:Originaly desined by Azerbaijani artist Chingiz Babayev (CHINGIZ).Share: