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Old September 7th, 2019, 04:16 PM   #1
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Default Mystery Ersari/Border Design

Dear Steve
Please could you or the kind members of the TurkoTek forum please help me more accurately identify the rug pictured in the attachments?

I bought it some 40 years ago in Saudi Arabia. It was then described as an Ersari (maybe Ersari-Beshir), but somehow I have a doubt or two -- particularly given the rather fine main upper and lower border motifs. I've only ever, once, seen these attributed to a juval, but this piece is definitely a rug (6ft x 4ft less fringes). It is quite finely knotted and heavy/firm in handle. Allowing for some fading (especially of the blacks) it is still in very good condition -- and loved.

My sincere thanks in advance for any pointers
Red King
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