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Plate Eighteen
5 feet 3 inches x 8 feet 8 inches
160 cm. x 264 cm.

A similar hooked-design with a cross in the center has been placed within the six-sided medallions, which fill the field of this and the previous example.

The ascending arch-like pattern on this weaving implies that it may have been made as a prayer carpet and the large size could indicate its use within a mosque or some other religious building. The presence of a number of cross-like designs on these two kelims should not be construed as a reference to Christianity but rather to the common ancestry many designs share.


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