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Floral carpet (dark blue ground, two strips, 1.25 m wide, in mirrow image relationship to one another). Harshang pattern, 18th century, Khanates Period, possibly Karabagh, Azerbaijan.  Türk ve İslam Eserleri Museum, Istanbul. Acquired 1915. inv. no 35 (3964) from the Mosque of Murad Pasha, Erzurum, Turkey. 346 x 810 cm. published Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey", plate 84.