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The Magic World of the Oriental Rug
2400 Years of Development in the Art of Rugmaking
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Afghan ancient animal antique arabesques arrangement artistic Asia background base fabric beautiful Beshir besques blue Bokhara Bokhara rugs botah motifs cartouches Caucasus centimeters central characteristic classic cloud bands colors dark decoration deep pile delicate Density of knotting diamonds dyes eastern Turkestan Ersari fabric of cotton fabric of wool field finely knotted floral gable geometric forms Ghiordes goat hair Herati hexagons hooked Iran Ispahan Kashan Kazak Khotan knots per square knotted rugs light lozenges medallion mentation millimeters motifs niche Nigdeh nineteenth century nomadic octagons Oriental rugs orna ornamentation consists palmettes pattern Pazyryk Pazyryk rug Persian knots pliable prayer rugs produced region rhombuses ribbed rosettes rows Russian Turkestan Saryk Seljuk shapes Shirvan silk smooth specimens square meter structure style stylized flowers tendrils tight tion tribes Turkish knots Turkmenistan Turkoman Turkoman rugs types Ushak Warp and woof warp threads weave woof threads wool woven yellow Yomud