Armenian Carpets

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The Pazyryk Carpet (the oldest hanmade carpet in the world)

One of the most remarkable finds was the Pazyryk Carpet. To our knowledge, it is the oldest piled rug still in existence, and is housed at Saint Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum. The museum’s website description of this antique rug is as follows: “Its decoration is rich and varied: the central field is occupied by 24 cross-shaped figures, each of which consists of four stylized lotus buds. This composition is framed by a border of griffins,...

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