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Antique Derbend rug

19th century, 5'2" x 3'6" [m. 1.60 x 1.08]
Warp: wool
Weft: wool, two shoots after each row of knots
Knotting: Ghiordes, wool, 90 knots per square inch [1700 per dm.s]

The colors are beige, white, blue, pink, yellow, and green.


published at Luciano Coen & Louise Duncan's "The Oriental Rug", plate no: 39