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Early Karabagh rug, circa 1800, Azerbaijan

1.60 x 2.10m (5ft 3 x 6ft 11in)
Warp: wool, natural tan/grey; Z3S
Weft: wool, light red, Z2S, 4 shoots
Knot: wool, Z2S; symmetric, approx. 60 per sq.in. (900 per sq.dm)
Sides: 3-cord light red wool selvedge, innermost cord wrapped into the pile

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