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Pictorial / Floral carpet (red ground). late 18th century, Khanates Period, possibly Karabagh, Azerbaijan.  Türk ve İslam Eserleri Museum, Istanbul. Acquired 1936. inv. no 75 (1-716) from Tokat. 135 x 260 cm, incomplete. published Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey", plate 103.


Rows of yellow cypress trees with floral motifs in various colours alternate with trees with two branches, in yellow, blue, red and white. Among the trees are stylised human figures and a representation of a king wearing a blue crown seated on an Iranian type throne, flanked by two stylised human figures. At the top of each cypress is a crested bird with head turned back, with a long yellow and red tail. Angular red pointed leaves emerge from the branches of the trees. The design is repeated throughout the field.