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Antique Shirvan rug, Aksu District, Bijo (so called Bijov, Bidjov) village or its vicinity, Azerbaijan. 19th century. Textile Museum of Canada

Object: Rug
Place Made: Asia: West Asia, Caucasus, Azerbaijan, Shirvan district
Date: Mid to late 20th century; 1850 - 1880
Dimensions: 126 cm x 159 cm
Materials: Wool; cotton
Techniques: Knotted pile

ID Number: T85.0483
Donor: Gift of Thomas Kalman

Textile Museum of Canada