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Caucasian Kazak Karachop Rug (also mistakenly named as Karachopf)
CODE: KZKCH05
Size: 205x273cm
Size (ft): 6'8"x8'11"
Area: 5.76 m2
Density: 106 000 knots per square meter
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, spurge / euphorbia, indigo, pomegranate skins
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps and madder dyed red wefts
Handwoven in Azerbaijan
Design:
The central field with chequered rectangular panel containing ivory large octagon including three smaller octagons each containing various polychrome elements enclosing two hooked square panels above and below, in a golden main broad border of polychrome quatrefoil arrow head and serrated leaf motives between reciprocal skittle pattern stripes

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OSMAN HAMDI BEY
"A Lady of Istanbul on a Karachop rug"
TURKISH, 1842-1910
A LADY OF CONSTANTINOPLE
3,000,0004,000,000 GBP
Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 3,380,500 GBP
185 by 109cm., 73 by 43in.
Lot 100 Sotheby's London May 2008



For more information about the above rug or to place an order please email vd@azerbaijanrugs.com (Baku, Azerbaijan) or ra@azerbaijanrugs.com  (San Francisco Bay Area). We will get back to you within 24 hours or less.