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 Central Anatolia, Karapinar, c 1850. With 'saz' leaf design.

The saz leaf was one of the primary elements in early Ottoman art. Here it is stylized into a more angular form, with a branch of hyacinth blossoms superimposed upon each leaf. The long silky wool has much luster and indicates a weaving center in the Gelveri-Karapinar region.

Dennis Dodds Collection