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floor felt; textile; Keçe

9 Floor Felt (Keçe). c. 1940. 155 x 96 cms. Yomut. Gnubat-i-Qabus. Double face, wool. FACE: Field of natural ivory; small segment of a lattice pattern, each space containing a small roundel and spirals in blue-black, edged with red; red and blue-black guard stripes enclosing dots; spiral enclosed by futher guard stripes enclosing dots; outer border of brown. REVERSE: Natural ivory field, enclosed and divided by guard stripes of red and blue-black; a border of reciprocal volutes, blue-black edged with red, on ivory;red and blue-black guard stripe; brown border. The patterns on both sides normally occur as face patterns.

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