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International Collection

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Caucasian shirvan (leaf and wine cup border)

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Two shirvans with a Kazak on top

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Leonardo Contardo with two of his Heriz carpets. On the ground is a 100-year-old tribal Ersari carpet from Afghanistan.

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Rolled up carpets.

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A worn Afshar, serab, and Kurdish carpet.

Old Town resident and collector Leonardo Contardo is busy measuring and pricing 500-plus antique oriental carpets from his collection. The collection consists of Persian, Turkish, Chinese and rugs from the Caucasus area and includes many runners in various sizes. The show and sale will be held at the Athenaeum Gallery at 201 Prince Street on Friday, Dec. 12-15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.