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Central Anatolia Karapinar rug, c. 1800-50.

Large octagons of this Holbein type are signature elements in earlier pile weavings from central Anatolia. Rugs of this type were often woven as long runners. This example probably had four medallions originally.

Dennis Dodds Collection