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Antique Shirvan Prayer rug, Shirvan Region, Azerbaijan. 2nd half, 19th century.


Warps: Wool, handspun, ivory-gray, Z2S, very slight warp displacement.
Wefts: Wool, hand spun, brown. Z2S, two shoots.
Knots: Symmetrical
Sides: Four warps bundled into a two cord selvedge wrapped with ivory wool. Not original.