Lesley Lesley Bearman Lahm wrote to me:
I purchased the rug in the photo below (in Baku, Azerbaijan) and am very curious about the symbolism. At first I thought it might be from a Jewish home, but then thought it might be some sort of neo-facist iconography.
I had an appraiser take a look at it, and she is rather intrigued as well - her speciality is carpets.
we have approached museums and they never respond! I am simply interested in its origins etc. - I find it intriguing and also a lovely piece (the workmanship is beautiful).