The oldest, single, surviving knotted carpet in existence is an Armenian carpet called the “Pazyryk by Unknown
The exceptional Pazyryk carpet was discovered in 1949 in an archaeological excavation in 1949 in the Pazyryk Valley, in the Altai Mountains in Siberia. The carpet was found in the grave of a Scythian prince. Radiocarbon testing indicated that the Pazyryk carpet was woven in the 5th century BC. This carpet is 283 by 200 cm (approximately 9.3 by 6.5 ft) and has 3600 symmetrical knots per cm² (232 per inch²).
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