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ANTIQUE BAKU / KHYZY ZILI (SILEH, VERNEH) FLATWOVEN RUGS (GUSHLU ZILI)

 


A fine antique Khyzy zili (also spelled as sileh, or verneh, correct name: zili) flatweave rug, late 19th century, Khyzy District (south of Kuba, north west of Baku), Azerbaijan. The Museum of Oriental Art in Moscow. Flat-woven wool (sileh). 118 205 cm. Inv. No. 8217 III. Acquired in 1970 from a private collection.

A fine antique Khyzy zili
Sotheby's Sale: N07852 | Location: New York
Auction Dates: Session 1: Tue, 03 Dec 02

Antique Khizi Sileh
Carpets from the Estate of Vojtech Blau
Sotheby's Sale: N08291 | Location: New York
Auction Dates: Session 1: Thu, 14 Dec 06

Antique zili ("verneh") flatweave rug, late 19th century, Azerbaijan Christies SALE 2060 LOT 124