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Kurdish knotted pile rug

Made in Anatolia, Turkey, 1920-1940.
Long narrow double-sided wool rug with knotted pile of unspun fleece on one side and flat weave on the other, resulting in quite different patterns. On the knotted fleece side, the wool is primarily dyed red with three large concentric square medallions dyed in blue and white. On the other side, the plain flat weave is worked in bands of red, blue, brown, orange and natural undyed wool. The side borders are ornamented with supplementary weft patterning and the warp threads form long, decorative knotted fringes at each end.
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