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Cairene Ottoman prayer rug, 16th century. Cincinnati Art Museum

John Taylor's notes on this carpet: "Once in the collection of William H.Moore,the Cincinnati Art Museum piece was donated by Richard Markarian in 1980. The carpet is on an all-silk foundation with white and blue cotton highlights. Coarsening is visible in the border."

Information and picture courtesy: John Taylor, rugtracker.com