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rug (saddlebag?)
  • Turkey
  • rug (saddlebag?), date unknown
  • Where object was made: Turkey
  • wool
  • Object Length/Width: 165.1 x 116.84 cm
    Object Length/Width: 65 x 46 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0809.02

Kurdish rug with a rectangle in the center that is divided in two. There is a diamond motif in the center of each with a line extending out on each side. Two of the extending lines are bisected by another line making a cross shape. There are geometric motifs around and inside the diamonds. There are fiver borders on all four sides. The innermost, third, and outermost are thin with a rope-like pattern. The second and fourth have circular geometric motifs. There is an additional band on the left side.

Field pattern: large irregular eight-pointed star, rosette, barber pole stripes, central cross, two panels-dark blues, browns, and reds predominate. Border has two stripes