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Shirvan rug
  • Caucasus
  • Shirvan rug, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Caucasus (present-day Azerbaijan)
  • wool yarn, weaving, knotting
  • Object Length/Width: 208.28 x 91.44 cm
    Object Length/Width: 82 x 36 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0808
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Oriental Rug (Shirvan pattern) with a green rectangle in the center. There are four diamonds down the center, divided into four equal parts with a border around each. There are geometric motifs surrounding them. There is a border on fours sides with red, white, and light green stepped diamonds with a cross-shape in the center. There is a zigzag border on outermost left and right sides. Motifs include the tarantula, swastika, rosette, six-point star and an animal on dark blue ground.