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Antique Shirvan Marasali rug, Azerbaijan, published Siawosch Azadi's Azerbaijani Caucasian Rugs, plate 102, 115x163 cm

The midnight blue central field displays geometrical botehs in staggered rows pointing in alternating directions. The aesthetic charm of this boteh carpet is due to the variety of bright colours of the ornamental elements.