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Knotted pile rug from eastern Anatolia

A rectangular knotted wool pile rug on a natural wool warp. The rug is densely patterned with a variety ol geometric, star and stylised floral motifs, including a large central geometric medallion and four rectangular corner motifs each of which contains nine stars, in red, white, green and blue on a dark brown field. The predominantly white and red main border is decorated with a reciprocal serrated leaf and calyx design and the red guard stripes contain a chain of small diamonds. Plain weave (kilim) strips close each end of the rug and the warp ends are interwoven to form a firm braided edge.
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