Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Turkey
  • kilim, date unknown
  • Where object was made: Beshir, Turkey
  • mohair, wool
  • Object Length/Width: 152.4 x 109.22 cm
    Object Length/Width: 60 x 43 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0822

Oriental Rug (Beshir Bokhara) with four squares in the upper two thirds and two bands of geometric motifs along the bottom. The squares have bands of geometric motifs along the top, bottom and outermost side. Along the side facing inward is a row of five half-octagons. There are tree (tree of life) motifs in the center. The bands at the bottom have horizontal lines and zigzags.