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Antique "Frog Kazak" prayer rug / namazlyg, 19th century, Borchaly / Bordjalou Uyezd, Lambali District (Northern Lori Region).
Another unusual prayer rug with natural ivory field and borders. The single
large medallion relates this piece closely to the following group of Lori-Pambak
rugs. This is one of three published examples of this type the other two
(Charles W, Jacobsen, Oriental Rugs, pl. 152,
Peter Bausback "Antike Orienlteppiche",
p. 159) have square white fields, in other words are not prayer rugs.
All three have almost identical colour arrangeents; the present rug and the
Jacobsen piece have versions of