Rug fragments, in handwoven wrapped (soumak) weave using bast threads in a complex multi-coloured angular design based on diamonds and squares. Threads not needed in the pattern are 'carried' at the back of the cloth sometimes for as much as three inches; all the colours are in the weft, the warp being undyed.

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