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Floral carpet (dark red ground). 18th century, Khanates Period, Azerbaijan.  Türk ve İslam Eserleri Museum, Istanbul. Acquired 1922. inv. no 197 (3910) from the Mosque of Vize Chelebi, Edirne, Turkey. 205 x 224 cm. published Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey", plate 83.


Pattern on five axes. White stars and yellow palmettes filled with blue, yellow and red are outlined in brown. The axes are cut by horizontal cloudbands in yellow, white, blue and purple and these surround small palmettes with horizontally placed palmettes on short stems. Vertical cloudbands on each side of the axes frame the palmettes. Thin stems join the stars in the centre axes to small palmettes.