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Dragon Rug

18th century
Artist/maker unknown, Iranian, Persian, Kurdistan?
This is the only known dragon rug that has been knotted in the Persian manner. The last twelve inches of the carpet, woven in the opposite direction from the rest of its length, is also an unusual structural feature. This may be because the weaver was migratory and had to remove the carpet from the loom in order to move. When the weaving resumed, the rug was mounted on the loom in the opposite direction.

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