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AH 1292 (=1874 AD) dated antique Shirvan Marasali Kabistan prayer rug / namazlyg, Shirvan Region, Azerbaijan. H. Manoyan Collection

Shirvan prayer rug, Eastern Caucasus, West Coast of the Caspian Sea, dated 1292 (=1874). Dimensions of the piece:4'.9"x3'.7" (145x109 cm).