The rug that inspired our design was the first Scorpion to be rediscovered in Transylvania.  It has a rosette and meander border.  Formerly in the Evangelical Church of Richis, it is now displayed in St. Margaret's Church in Medias.  Our infinite thanks to our friend and colleague, the carpet scholar Stefano Ionescu, for the use of this photograph, from his book "Antique Ottoman Rugs in Transylvania (

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