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Antique Moghan (Mughan) rug with ashik motif border, 19th century, Azerbaijan.  James Burns "The Caucasus: Tradition in Weaving", plate no: 21

Pile: wool, symmetrical knot V6 x H8 = 48psi
Warp: 3 ply (Z5S) ivory cotton no warp depression
Weft: ivory cotton 3-4 picks
Original edge and end missing