A very similar rug in terms of field and border design as well as the scattered minor geometric motifs was exhibited in the exhibition Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden (W, Brüggemann and H. Böhmer, Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien, Hannover, 1980, pp.164-65, pl.21). In the same exhibition is an earlier example (pl.22) which shares the red ground colour and the colour of two of the medallions with our runner. All three have the end skirt with stylised fleur-de-lys in common.
Another rug, dating from the beginning 19th Century, again with four medallions and the same panel design as well as the S-motif minor stripes as in the present rug was in the McMullan Collection, now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Joseph McMullan: Islamic Carpets, New York 1965, pp.341-41, pl.118; M.S. Dimand and Jean Mailey. Oriental Rugs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1973, pp.214-15, fig.212). Our rug combines features of all three pieces in terms of design and spacing.