In this carpet, we see the gender-based imbalance that one can observe during everyday life in Azerbaijan. These established centuries-old traditions are especially clearly manifested in rural areas. At the first glance, such life seems idyllic and hassle-free. However, the danger is that this extremely important issue is not being publicly revealed, and is not being discussed anywhere. People are afraid to talk about gender inequality in Azerbaijan. On the surface, people seem to be happy, but there are secrets that are hidden deep inside families. Many do not want to reveal their secrets to society and to share with others about their troubles. The problem remains latent. The carpet allegorically depicts imbalance both in size and in quantity between male and female rams. Against the background of multiple females, there are only four close-ups of males, and big males contain within themselves smaller males, indicating that unfortunately it seems that this tradition will keep continuing in the future.
Author:CHINGIZCarpet Name:“RAMSYear:2017Code:CRA01Size:102x198cmSize (ft.):3'4"x6'5"Area:2.01m2Density:34(h)x48(v) per square decimeter, 165 000 knots per square meter, totally ~330 000 knotsColors:red, light red, dark brown, yellowMaterials:Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and wool weftsKnots:Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)Pile height:0.4cmEnds:bundled knotsWoven by:the "Antique Rugs of the Future Project" weavers led by Vügar DadashovWeavers:Fatma, SevdaWeaving Period:four monthsHandwoven:in AzerbaijanDesign:Originaly desined by Azerbaijani artist Chingiz Babayev (CHINGIZ)Share: