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James F. Ballard Star Kazak rug, Western Azerbaijan, early 19th century, Metropolitan Museum, New York. Wool (warp, weft, and pile); symmetrically knotted pile. Dimensions: L. 74 in. (187.96) W. 64.00 in. (162.56 cm). Credit Line: The James F. Ballard Collection, Gift of James F. Ballard, 1922