Rostam and the White Div Akvan

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Thanks to further correspondence from Vugar Dadashov here’s a snapshot of early 20th century precursor from the Baku Carpet Museum in Azerbaijan. It is titled “Rostam is killing Div”, and was made in Tebriz (Southern Azerbijan). So here’s the origins of this scene which we find in war rugs (a passage from the Shahnameh (the Book of Kings), where Rostam defeats the evil White Div) to the depiction of such imagery in carpets. See this post below…

Another related rug has now been posted here.

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