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Antique Shirvan rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. Late 18th/early 19th century. published Murray L Eiland Jr. & Murray Eiland III's "Oriental Rugs A Complete Guide" plate no: 281

7'1"x 14'4" (215x437 cm). The border is typical of the southern Caucasus and northwestern Iran, although one could well imagine the rug to be a late adaptation of a Turkish large-pattern Holbein. Warp: ivory wool, 2 strands. Weft, ivory/ salmon wool, single strand, 2 shoots. Pile: wool 2 strands. Knot symmetrical, slightly depressed