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Antique Shirvan 'Bidjov' carpet in a dark blue ground

Code: SHBJ03

Age: late 19th century

: 150x295cm

Size (ft): 4'11"x9'8"

Structure: wool pile, ivory wool warps and ivory wool wefts

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Description: Woven ~130 years ago in Aksu district of Shirvan region, Azerbaijan. Blue ground covered by a row of multi-colored Bidjov style radiating lozenges. Two fork-like vines surrond each lozenge flanked by trees growing upwards. All within the ivory ground so called crab motif main border. Very good condition, good pile, well preserved.

For similar examples:

Rippon Boswell Major Spring Auction 23. May 2009 lot 189 - sold 24 400 euros

Sotheby's 12 April 2000, lot 46 - sold $21 565

Rippon Boswell November 1997 - sold $23 760

Lefevre 26 November 1976, lot 26

Cottone Sep 28, 2019 lot 252, sold $9440

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