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A 19TH century Caucasian rug, with two octagonal medallions with unusual internal designs, including smaller octagons at their centers with star and crescent moon symbols.  The small rectangles with saw-tooth edges  ...
A 19TH century Caucasian rug, with two octagonal medallions with unusual internal designs, including smaller octagons at their centers with star and crescent moon symbols.  The small rectangles with saw-tooth edges  ...
A 19TH century Caucasian rug, with two octagonal medallions with unusual internal designs, including smaller octagons at their centers with star and crescent moon symbols.  The small rectangles with saw-tooth edges  ...
A 19TH century Caucasian rug, with two octagonal medallions with unusual internal designs, including smaller octagons at their centers with star and crescent moon symbols.  The small rectangles with saw-tooth edges  ...
A 19TH century Caucasian rug, with two octagonal medallions with unusual internal designs, including smaller octagons at their centers with star and crescent moon symbols.  The small rectangles with saw-tooth edges  ...
A 19TH century Caucasian rug, with two octagonal medallions with unusual internal designs, including smaller octagons at their centers with star and crescent moon symbols.  The small rectangles with saw-tooth edges  ...
A 19TH century Caucasian rug, with two octagonal medallions with unusual internal designs, including smaller octagons at their centers with star and crescent moon symbols.  The small rectangles with saw-tooth edges  ...
A 19TH century Caucasian rug, with two octagonal medallions with unusual internal designs, including smaller octagons at their centers with star and crescent moon symbols.  The small rectangles with saw-tooth edges  ...
A 19TH century Caucasian rug, with two octagonal medallions with unusual internal designs, including smaller octagons at their centers with star and crescent moon symbols.  The small rectangles with saw-tooth edges  ...
A 19TH century Caucasian rug, with two octagonal medallions with unusual internal designs, including smaller octagons at their centers with star and crescent moon symbols.  The small rectangles with saw-tooth edges  ...
A 19TH century Caucasian rug, with two octagonal medallions with unusual internal designs, including smaller octagons at their centers with star and crescent moon symbols.  The small rectangles with saw-tooth edges  ...
a 19th century Caucasian rug, with two octagonal medallions with unusual internal designs, including smaller octagons at their centers with star and crescent moon symbols. The small rectangles with saw-tooth edges at the right and left centers of each octagon are reminiscent of similar design devices seen often on Bergama rugs, and the star and crescent moon are symbols on the current Turkish flag (thought there they are white on a red field). However, the star and crescent moon are also seen on the late Ottoman flag and are more generally Islamic symbols, so it’s doubtful that their presence here identifies this as a Turkish rug, but more likely an Islamic rug made somewhere in the Caucasus. The rather simple vine meander of the main border recalls those seen on some Avar rugs from the Daghestan area of the northeastern Caucasus. The top end is frayed halfway through the outer guard border, but otherwise the frame is intact with no holes. Some loose outer selvage cords on one side (about a foot). Low areas in the field as seen in the photos. Strong and vibrant colors, all natural. Size is 59 inches x 78 inches (150cm x 198cm). Modest amount of re-piling would turn this into a very handsome and unusual Caucasian rug.
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