There is a long history of hunting scenes being depicted in hand-knotted rugs. Famous kings and historical figures are thought to have commissioned many of these Hunting rugs as reminders of the excitement of the hunt. In fact, the oldest rug in existence, the Pazyryk rug (dated 5th century B.C and found in the tomb of Scythian prince), depicts rows of mounted horsemen in an outer border and rows of (what appear to be) deer in an inner border. A...more
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