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Floral carpet (red ground). Transitional type, 18th century, Safavid or Khanates Period, Azerbaijan.  Türk ve İslam Eserleri Museum, Istanbul. Acquired 1922. inv. no 171 (3942) from Cerablus (Kargamish, Gaziantep, Turkey). 219 x 562 cm. published Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey", plate 41.


Pattern on three axes composed of blue, brown and white palmettes and lozenges. Side axes cut by the border. Central axis: dark blue lozenges outlined in white, contain small dark blue flowers with yellow spots on a yellow stem.