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Antique Shirvan Pictorial rug, Shirvan Region, Azerbaijan. dated 1257 (=1841), 114x146cm, warps: wool, wefts: wool two shots, 2450 knots per dm2, 154 / kpsi. published Luciano Coen Oriental Rugs
This rug is a collector's fantasy, for it tells a story. In the center is a
picture of a hunter on horseback holding the points of a stag being brought
down by a dog. The hunter crouches over the horse at such an odd angle that
he may be dead or wounded. In the background are trees and a red sky.