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A Kazak Bordjalou rug, Southwest Caucasus,

Catalogue Note

"Calouste Gulbenkian travelled the Caucasus in 1894, hoping to understand why Caucasian rugs are made either long or squarish. The squarish measure of this Bordjalou relates to the proportion of 1 : 1⁄10 3x3x13; ultimately indicating  knowledge of and preoccupation with the squaring of the circle." EH 

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