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Antique Shirvan rug, Azerbaijan. published S. Azadi Azerbaijani Caucasian Rugs, plate no: 90.

The brownish red central field contains three widened cross medallions. The light ground main border displays a simple row of octagons with stars inside. Exactly as in the previous rug, vertical bars or lines divide the octagons or blossoms horizontally in the main border. Two minor borders with rosettes flank the main border.