Marazali

Product code
HSB-5029
Category
Cufflinks
Weight
~ 11,50 g
450

Metal - 925 Sterling Silver

Buta Collection

It came from a distant past, as an expression of the essence of ancient religions and later became an element of oriental decor in different forms and shapes.

This item was inspired by the “Maraza” carpet, which are considered to be the most ancient of Shirvani carpets.

Some of Marazali carpets are decorated by a specific form of boteh. The Marazali boteh is arguably the earliest representation of that motif in Caucasian rugs. 'Boteh' means 'cluster of leaves' in Farsi (sometimes translated as 'cluster of flowers') and there are many and greatly divergent theories concerning its evolution. What is certain is that it is descended from seventeenth and eighteenth-century Kashmir and later Kerman 'paisley' shawls. The 'glow' surrounding some versions of the boteh (notably Marazali) has been interpreted as suggestive of a religious experience. In the nineteenth century the use of this motif had been widespread throughout Persia, the Caucasus, on Baluch rugs and in Central Asia, particularly on Ersari rugs. The item is also decorated by birds found in Marazali carpets.