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Antique Caucasian Kazak rug, 19th century, NW Azerbaijan, private collection

Moghan Kazak, Southwest Caucasus.
An unusual design with repetitive “Memling guls”, the term Memling coming from this design which was found in early Turkish rugs of the 15th century painter, Hans Memling. Similar example is found in the 1965 publication of “Islamic Carpets” by Joseph MuMullan, New York.
Restored areas.
Third quarter 19th century.
Approximate size 5’8” x 6’2”