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Moderate size , Malayer area rug. Main colors are dark blue, light blue, pink, cream/white. Evaluated by University of RI students in 1988, #28 in their list. They indicate that the knots per square inch (warp x weft) is 15 x 20.

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A coarse flat weave carpet with a light brown background and three horizontal stripes on either end. The first stripe is dark green and the second two stripes are lighter green. Ends once had tied fringe which has since deteriorated.

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A Persian carpet runner identified as Hamadan by Arthur T. Gregorian. Tan background with repeating boteh motifs in center and border of other designs. Primary ivory border with two pink guard borders.

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A rug identified as Shiraz by Arthur T. Gregorian. Colors are red, blue, beige, brown and green. Typical motifs in the center and a geometric outer border.

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A carpet runner identified as Oushak by Arthur T. Gregorian and Sotheby's. Red background with turquoise, mustard, olive, black designs. Large open central section with stylized medallions (guls) and a wide detailed border. The URI survey of 5/90: knots per square inch: 6 x 5. In the wooden Blithewold album (1914-1919), Bessie describes this: "Rug, Turkish, Kirman; crimson ground with border and centre decoration of Turkish designs, nineteenth century."

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A Persian carpet runner identified as Saraband by Arthur T. Gregorian. Wine red background with boteh bands, primary reverse S-hook border and four guard borders. Colors of navy, black, beige, brown. This rug matches 1976.1.1801 (old #18) but is larger. The smaller rug was assessed in the 5/90 URI study. Knots per square inch 10 x 11.

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A Persian carpet runner identified as Shiraz by Arthur T. Gregorian. Red background with navy, black, beige, brown. Large central motifs.

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A Persian carpet with a deep blue center with red and green design. The center border is brown, red and blue and the outer border is brown, blue, red. Both borders are lighter than the center section. There are brown guard bands around each border.

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A Turkish Anatolian Kilim rug with a light background and geometric designs of blue, brown and red. Knotted fringe.

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A rug identified as Belouch by Arthur T. Gregorian and as a Belouchistan prayer rug by Sotheby's. Tones of burgundy, brown and blue with a distinctive central rectangle with an extended top outlined in white. End borders are attached not woven into the rug.

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A Turkish Anatolian Kilim rug with a light background and geometric designs of blue and red. Knotted fringe.

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A large rug identified by Gregorian as Serapi and by Rustigian as Sultanabod. The rug has a beige background with all-over designs of palmettes and vinescrolls. There are three borders on the long sides and two borders on the ends with colors of browns, soft reds and occasional deep blue.

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A Turkish Anatolian Kilim rug with a light background and geometric designs of blue and red.

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A Navajo rug with an ivory field with blue and black zig-zag overlay, black, ivory and gray sawtooth border.

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A rug variously identified as Kirman, Laver Kerman, Isphahan and Shiraz. Sotheby's describes it as Isphahan carpet (circa 1900) with three red cypresses on an off-white field surrounded by flowering vines.