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Antique Kazak rug with the "Turtle" Medallions, late 19th century, NW Azerbaijan

Caucasian, circa 1890. The midnight blue field with overall small stylized flowerheads and two red ground hooked octagonal medallions, brick and teal borders. Some wear.
Provenance: The Estate of G. Frank Suma, Toronto.