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Old February 17th, 2013, 02:50 PM   #6
Filiberto Boncompagni
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cyprus
Posts: 92

Hi Pierre,

The “eagle’s beak” border is not exactly the same motif of the MET fragment (notice the “beaks” are bent outward). In “Tribal & Village Rugs” Stone put it in the Shirvan section but I think I saw it on rugs of other areas of Caucasus. Perhaps it’s more prevalent in Shirvan.
Similar versions are also used in Persia. See the following scan from Stone’s book.


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