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  • Carpet, late 18th century
    Caucasus, Turkey
    Woolen warp, weft, and pile; 21 ft. 2 in x 9 ft. 5 in. (6.4 x 2.8 m)
    Gift of Joseph V. McMullan, 1970 (1970.302.10)

    The design of this rug would have been striking in its boldness even in small scale, but is exceptionally powerful in a carpet of this size. The pattern, largely composed of medallions, octagons, and palmettes having a variety of floral and geometric forms, is repeated in near mirror image on both axes with a small palmette marking the center. The narrow border, a characteristic of early Caucasian rugs, consists mainly of a stylized cypress tree on a stand.

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  • Carpet, late 18th century
    Caucasus, Turkey
    Woolen warp, weft, and pile; 21 ft. 2 in x 9 ft. 5 in. (6.4 x 2.8 m)
    Gift of Joseph V. McMullan, 1970 (1970.302.10)

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