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Carpet, Late 19th century

Wool, plain weave with supplementary wrapping wefts forming cut pile through a technique known as "Ghiordes knots"; warp fringe
180.8 x 154.3 cm (71 1/8 x 60 3/4 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Chapman, 1972.1195

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