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Azerbaijan carpet, transitional type, dated AH 1156 (1734 AD). Türk ve İslam Eserleri Museum, Istanbul. Acquired 13 May 1912. inv. no 742 (1902) from the Mosque of Korkmazoglu at Sivas. 180 x 420 cm. published Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey", plate 24.


Field: Red ground. Two large white eight-pointed stars contain radial brown and yellow palmettes and are framed by blue and red bands. Pairs of dark blue and white white pointed leaves ascend and descend from the stars and surround dark blue palmettes with white zig-zag borders which contain white and yellow rosettes. The palmettes which resemble cypress trees are linked with a white star by a yellow rosette. A blue stem with blue, red and white rosettes, outlined in brown, decorates the field. The white inscription gives the dated 1156; the remainder is unclear (the name Rustam is readable)

Borders: main border - 10 cm wide. Reciprocal crenellation pattern in yellow and brown is outlined in red in the long border.