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Kurdish Kilim, Eastern Anatolia, Sivas region, last quarter 19th century; 127 x 310 cm. Purchased in Sivas from a Kurdish man in 1973. Published: Ziemba, et al, op cit, p.125, plate 78.

Dennis Dodds Collection