This rug is called Bordjalou Stars and it has a very interesting story. A few years ago Ryan Smith, our late director was perusing eBay’s collection of antique Kazak rugs looking for new designs to introduce to reWoven’s collection. During this process he saw a design that really caught his eye. The rug was quite cheap as it was very well worn so he ordered it and had it sent to Georgia. After receiving it gave the 150 year old tattered rug to Tarlan Qocayeva who was able to use the rug as a pattern. The old antique was rewoven expertly within a few months. Ryan named it Bordjalou Stars after the star shaped “guls” filling the dark blue field. This particular rug is Ayat’s 8th rug which she began in May of 2020 and finished in September of the same year. When I gave this design to Ayat I anticipated her to begin it immediately. Two months later I came and found that she hadn’t even put it on the loom yet! She looked at me with a confused expression and said, “its been a hot summer so far.” One of the best features of Azeri culture is their laid back, “stop and smell the roses” approach to life, always making room for guests and spontaneous trips. Though it goes against Western efficiency, I had to chuckle at her response. I asked her if she could put it on the loom as soon as possible and she promptly completed it about a month later.