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Antique Shirvan Prayer rug, Shirvan Region, Azerbaijan.

Published: Rippon Boswell 5/20/00, lot #65; Hali 112, p.149
4'3 x 3'9, 2nd half 19th century

A related prayer rug from the Rudnick collection was published in Caucasian Prayer Rugs, plate 40 (previously published in Through the Collector's Eye (1991, plate 23). Both rugs have the same border of small crosses separated by "x" motifs.