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- The origin of carpet-making must be sought in Central Asia, where they were woven by Turkish nomads who then brought the technique with them to the Middle East.
- Peter Malcolm Holt; Ann K. S. Lambton; Bernard Lewis (21 April 1977). The Cambridge History of Islam: Volume 2B, Islamic Society and Civilisation. Cambridge University Press. p. 723. ISBN 978-0-521-29138-5.