Antique Caucasian Chan-Karabagh Prayer Rug. 2nd Half 19th Century. Inscribed Date: 1263=1846? This piece exhibits distinct rare features. a nontypical border. See Caucasian Prayer Rugs, by Ralph Kaffel, pg. 78 Plate 32. a field where the weaver omitted the crab-like tentacles leaving a hanging lattice of ascending leaves that dangle from a floating three-sided mihrab versus the common pentagonal shape. Small tear in left edge. Slight loss to all sides. 10 saturated colors including purple. 2’10 x 5’3. Delicately hand washed.