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Antique Bordjalou rug, so called "Sewan Kazak" rug, Borchaly / Bordjalou Uyezd. 178 x 206 cm. published Ian Bennett's Oriental Rugs Volume I, plate 17.

Tschebull in his Hali article, illustrates a somewhat similar example (no 5), which he points out is very similar to a rug dated 1828. The motifs in the border of the Tschebull rug are identical to the beetle-like forms flanking the main medallion in the centre of Ian Bennett's Lori-Pambak rug no 8.