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Antique Caucasian rug in a golden-yellow ground, Southern Salyan, 19th century, Azerbaijan

An attractive rug with small tree-like motifs. The border is atypical for a Moghan, as is the orange-coloured field. An attribution further north seems more likely, such as Kuba. It has an undyed wool foundation and a knot count of 1,600 per sq. dm (103 per sq. in.). Second half of the 19th century 312 x 129 cm. Published at Ian Bennett's Oriental Rugs, Volume I, plate 200