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Antique Kazak Prayer rug, mid 19th century, Azerbaijan. Lot 441, Christie's London, 19 October 1993. The linked star devices on an ivory ground main border, the polychrome diamond shaped elements on a blue ground minor border, the bold “S” or “swastika” motifs, the heraldic motifs, the hexagonal cartouche containing a tree of life, also called the tamga sign, seen in the two bottom corners as well as in the field. The kotchak or rams horn motifs flanking the arch