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Cairene Ottoman prayer rug/ sajjadah, 16th century. Nasser Khalili Collection

John Taylor's notes on this carpet: "The carpet was first offered at Sothebys Islamic Sale on the 15 October 1986 (Lot369), but was withdrawn. It later sold at Sothebys on 7 March 1990 (Lot 20) for £143,000 (see Hali 51-186). On an all-silk foundation, but without cotton in the field."

Information and picture courtesy: John Taylor, rugtracker.com