This example belongs to the group of “prayer pattern” carpets probably of Anatolian origin. Recurrent in this model is the comb motif, which here recurs thirteen times and may be a symbol connected with rain.
The field of this carpet is decorated with stylized floral motifs, set in a hexagonal grid which rests on an ivory-white ground. The main border is red and decorated with motifs which are probably zoomorphic in origin.
This type of carpet was produced from the first half of the nineteenth century down to the early decades of the twentieth. The three inscriptions, visible at the right, do not provide a date but have yet to be reliably deciphered.

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  • Title: Shirvan
  • Date Created: 1850 - 1899
  • Physical Dimensions: w123 x h107 cm
  • Rights: Fondazione artistica Poldi Pezzoli "Onlus"
  • External Link: http://www.museopoldipezzoli.it/#!/en/discover/collections/1938
  • Medium: Wool