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Antique Karabagh rug with "Moghan / Memling Gül" design, late 19th century, Elisabethpol Governorate (Елизаветпольская губерния), Zangezur Uyezd, Azerbaijan. published at Siyawouch Azadi "Azerbaijani Caucasian rugs" plate no: 207. Size: 123 x 206 cm
Azadi writes: "The central field on a dark brownish-red ground consists of
eight octagons with a light ground, which are arranged in two vertical rows.
They contain a stepped octagon with hooks (similar to the Memling gol) and
concentric lozenges each; the lozenges' corners have giant hooks. The white
octagons are constituted by gussets on the sides and central lozenges. They
have outlines at the top and bottom, however, they are not separated from
one another by outlines, but the light background.
Weft: Wool,Z2, predominantly red, but also brown and blackish-brown, 2-3 wefts waved.
Pile: Wool, Z2
Pile Height: 7 mm.
Knots: Symmetrical H30xV24 = 740Kn/dm2.