Sergio Poggianella (also a war carpet collector from Milan) has sent this image which would seem to be the antecedent to the Bedini collection S11 carpet. But the text (in Roman letters) which promised so much seems to be just letters. This is not unusual – we’ve seen borders made like this, as well as degenerated passages of text like this. Any cryptographers out there want to suggest a meaning?
Parent rug to the post below