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AH 1244 (1828) dated Ganja prayer rug (namazlyg), Azerbaijan. Published at Ralph Kaffel's Caucasian Prayer Rugs, plate no: 33

The prayer arch is formed simply by the intrusion of the spandrels into the latticed field. The sky blue guard borders are typical of south Caucasian weaving. The yellow-ground main border can be seen in Kazak weavings. The blue, green and red border elements represent some type of heraldic motif, possibly a double eagle or another kind of confronting bird form. They are vaguely reminiscent of the field ornaments of a white-ground Caucasian carpet in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London. The rug is dated AH 1244 (1828), which is consistent with its look and feel.