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ANTIQUE SHIRVAN "AKSTAFA BIRD" (SALYAN QUSHLU) RUGS AND CARPETS


EARLIER EXAMPLES

 


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Antique Southern Saliani "Akstafa" bird rug, Neftchala District, Khol-Garabujaq village, Azerbaijan. One of the best examples, perhaps the oldest one. wool on wool. 1850s

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Antique Southern Saliani "Akstafa" bird rug, Neftchala District, Khol-Garabujaq village, Azerbaijan. One of the best and oldest examples. wool on wool. 1850s

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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" bird rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. 19th century. J. Alper Smith. One of the best and oldest examples.

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An antique Akstafa rug, South Caucasus
Christie's Sale 9273, FINE ORIENTAL CARPETS
28 November 2001, London, South Kensington
276cm. x 96cm.(9ft.1in. x 3ft.5in.)

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A rare antique Akstafa Saliani rug, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. third quarter 19th century. Claremont Rug Company

 


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AN AKSTAFA LONG RUG
EAST CAUCASUS, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
Price Realized $17,925

Christie's Sale 1448
EUROPEAN AND ORIENTAL CARPETS
15 December 2004
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
10 ft. x 3 ft. 10 in. (305 cm. x 117 cm.)


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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" bird rug, Southern Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. 1860-70s. Mariola Frauenknecht

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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" bird rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. 9'2" x 4'1". 1860-70s. H. Keshishian Collection
Knot: symmetrical V9, H8-9, 72-81/per square inch

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A southern Salyan (so called Saliani) rug. 1870s, 121 x 334 cm, Azerbaijan. Published at Ian Bennett's Oriental Rugs, Volume I, plate 213. Bennett prefers a Kazak attribution.

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AN AKSTAFA RUNNER
EAST CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1860
Price Realized 4,183 ($6,688)
Christie's Sale 6715
ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS
1 May 2003
London, King Street
8ft.3in. x 3ft.6in. (251cm. x 107cm.)

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AN AKSTAFA LONG RUG
EAST CAUCASUS, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
Price Realized $13,200
Christie's Sale 1586
FINE EUROPEAN AND ORIENTAL CARPETS
14 December 2005
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
10ft. 2in. x 4ft. (310 x 122cm.)

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AN AKSTAFA LONG RUG
EAST CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1880
Price Realized 5,625 ($11,098)
Christie's Sale 7572
Oriental Rugs and Carpets
10 April 2008
London, King Street
9ft.5in. x 4ft.2in. (287cm. x 127cm.)

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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Azerbaijan. 1870s

 

 

LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

 


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Sotheby's Sale: L06870 | Location: London
Auction Dates: Session 1: Wed, 05 Apr 06 10:00 AM
LOT 4 (of 96)
AN AKSTAFA LONG RUG, EAST CAUCASUS,
256 by 125cm., 8ft. 5in. by 4ft. 2in.

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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" bird rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. third quarter 19th century. An octagonal medallion in yellow is extremely rare in Salyan "Akstafa" rugs. Private Collection, Italy

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Antique Caucasian "Akstafa" bird rug, Southern Shirvan or Gendje Region, Azerbaijan. Late 19th century. 4' x 8'.

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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" bird rug fragment, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. Late 19th century.

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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" bird rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan, 123 x 287 cm (4'1" x 9'5"), last quarter 19th century. Lombardo & Partners

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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" bird rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan.

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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" bird rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan.

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Sotheby's Sale: N08683 | Location: New York
Auction Dates: Session 1: Tue, 07 Dec 10 2:00 PM
LOT 79: AN AKSTAFA LONG RUG, EAST CAUCASUS
circa 1890, 9ft. 5in. by 3ft. 11 in. (2.87 by 1.19m.)

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Sotheby's Sale: L03760 | Location: London
FINE RUGS AND CARPETS, INCLUDING ISLAMIC TEXTILES
Auction Dates: Session 1: Wed, 30 Apr 03 2:00 PM
LOT 86 (of 117), An Akstafa long rug, West Caucasus, circa 1890, 276 by 125cm., 9ft. 1in. by 4ft. 1in.

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AN AKSTAFA RUG, EAST CAUCASUS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
Christie's Sale 2006. Oriental Rugs And Carpets Including Property From The Doris Duke Collection And The Newport Restoration, 3 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza
10 ft. x 4 ft. 4 in. (305 cm. x 132 cm.)

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Sale: N07882 | Location: New York
Auction Dates: Session 1: Tue, 01 Apr 03 10:15 AM
LOT 27 (of 148)
AN AKSTAFA LONG RUG, EAST CAUCASUS, circa 1880
10ft. 8in. by 4ft. 3in. (3.25 by 1.29m.)

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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" bird rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. Last quarter 19th century.

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Sotheby's Sale: N07852 | Location: New York
Auction Dates: Session 1: Tue, 03 Dec 02 10:15 AM
LOT 105 (of 135): AN AKSTAFA LONG RUG, EAST CAUCASUS,
10ft. 7in. by 3ft. 10in. (3.23 by 1.17m.), last quarter 19th century

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Antique Caucasian Shirvan "Akstafa" Bird rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. Late 19th century. Murray L Eiland Jr. & Murray Eiland III's "Oriental Rugs A Complete Guide" plate no: 278
4'1" x 10'4" (124 x 315 cm)

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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" bird rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. last quarter 19th century.  Published at Ian Bennett's Oriental Rugs, Volume I

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AN AKSTAFA LONG RUG
EAST CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1880
Price Realized 3,120 ($5,463)
Christie's Sale 7219, Oriental Rugs and Carpets, 6 April 2006, London, King Street, 9ft.10in. x 3ft.11in. (299cm. x 119cm.)

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AN AKSTAFA LONG RUG
EAST CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1880
Price Realized 3,120 ($5,463)
Christie's Sale 7219
Oriental Rugs and Carpets
6 April 2006, London, King Street
9ft.10in. x 3ft.11in. (299cm. x 119cm.)

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CARPETS FROM THE BARBARA ZIDELL SEDLIN FAMILY COLLECTION
Sotheby's Sale: N08532 | Location: New York
Auction Dates: Session 1: Tue, 03 Mar 09 10:00 AM
LOT 30 (of 51)
AN AKSTAFA LONG RUG, EAST CAUCASUS,
circa 1890, 9ft. by 4in. (2.74 by 1.22m.)

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AN AKSTAFA RUNNER
EAST CAUCASUS, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
Christie's Sale 1094
FINE EUROPEAN AND ORIENTAL CARPETS, 8 April 2002
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
9ft. 3in. x 3ft. 5in. (282cm. x 104cm.)

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AN AKSTAFA RUG
EAST CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1880
Sale Information
Christie's Sale 7219
Oriental Rugs and Carpets
6 April 2006, London, King Street
10ft. x 4ft.2in. (305cm. x 127cm.)

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An antique Akstafa long rug
Christie's Sale 9431
CARPETS, EUROPEAN FURNITURE AND DECORATIVE OBJECTS
10 July 2002, London, South Kensington
256cm. x 109cm.(8ft.5in. x 3ft.7in.)

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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" bird rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. 3'4 x 9'7"

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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" bird rug with a diagonal striped border, Southern Shirvan Region, Lot 63 9 ft. 4 in. x 3 ft. 6 in. Estimate $4,000-5,000
Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets - Sale 2457 - Lot 63
Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers of Antiques & Fine Art

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Sale 2304 Lot 5. Oct 08 200, Boston
Akstafa Long Rug, Southeast Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (rewoven end, brown corrosion), 8 ft. 10 in. x 3 ft. 8 in. Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers of Antiques & Fine Art

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AN AKSTAFA RUG
SOUTH CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1890
Christie's Sale 7845
Oriental Rugs and Carpets
15 April 2010, London, King Street
7ft.8in. x 4ft.4in. (234cm. x 132cm.)

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Lot 575: AKSTAFA RUG, Caucasus, circa 1900;
Grogan & Company
Dedham, MA, USA + Show Location Details
THE JUNE AUCTION
06 June 2010
8 feet 9 inches x 4 feet 1 inch

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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" bird rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. Last quarter 19th century.

 


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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" bird rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. Late 19th century. Phillips de Pury & Company, Luxembourg

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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" bird rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. 120 x 290 cm, last quarter 19th century. S.A. Tappeti Antichi

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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" bird rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. Rahmanan Antique Carpets

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An antique Akstafa long rug
Christie's Sale 2578
EUROPEAN FURNITURE, WORKS OF ART AND CARPETS
3 April 2003, Amsterdam, 313cm. x 149cm.

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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" Qushlu (bird) rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. 19th century. 125 x 300 cm. published at Siyawouch Azadi "Azerbaijani Caucasian rugs" plate no: 106

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Sotheby's Sale: N08647 | Location: New York
Auction Dates: Session 1: Wed, 02 Jun 10 10:00 AM
LOT 78: PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
AN AKSTAFA LONG RUG, EAST CAUCASUS
circa 1900, 9ft. 2in. by 3ft. 9in. (2.79 by 1.14m.)

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AN AKSTAFA LONG RUG
EAST CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1880
Christie's Sale 6030
CARPETS, 15 October 1998
London, King Street
9ft.4in. x 3ft.10in. (283cm. x 117cm.)

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AN AKSTAFA RUNNER
EAST CAUCASUS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
Sale 2006: Oriental Rugs And Carpets Including Property From The Doris Duke Collection And The Newport Restoration Foundation, 3 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza, 9 ft. 11 in. x 3 ft. 9 in. 302 x 114 cm.

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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" bird rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. 8.6" x 3.8"

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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. second half 19th century. 11'4" x 3'9" [m. 3.50 X 1.16], published at Luciano Coen & Louise Duncan's The Oriental Rug, plate 74

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A pretty Akstafa with four star medallions, mythological birds arranged in pairs, 281 x 126 cm, Rippon Boswell
Major Spring Auction, Auction date: Saturday 29. May 2010

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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" bird rug with the polychrome "leaf and calyx" type of border, Southern Shirvan Region, Azerbaijan. Late 19th century. 123 x 223cm.

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AH 1303 (1886 AD) dated Shirvan "Akstafa" bird rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. Size: 2.36m x 1.30m (7' 9" x 4' 3"). Brian MacDonald Antique Rugs & Carpets, United Kingdom

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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" bird rug, 306 x 121 cm, Southern Shirvan Region, Azerbaijan.

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Antique Shirvan rug, Southern Shirvan Region/ Salyan District, Azerbaijan. 3'4" x 6'11". last quarter 19th century. Claremont Rug Company

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Sotheby's Sale: N08456 | Location: New York
Auction Dates: Session 1: Wed, 11 Jun 08 10:00 AM
LOT 83 (of 224): PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF WENDEL AND DIANE SWAN, AN AKSTAFA LONG RUG, EAST CAUCASUS, 9ft. 11in. by 4ft. 7in. (3.02 by 1.40m.)

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AN AKSTAFA RUNNER, EAST CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1890
Christie's Sale 6897, ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS
29 April 2004, London, King Street
10ft.8in. x 3ft.6in. (324cm. x 107cm.)

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AN AKSTAFA RUNNER
LATE 19TH CENTURY
Christie's Sale 2646
FURNITURE CLOCKS CARPETS SCULPTURE AND WORKS OF ART, 14 - 15 December 2004
Amsterdam, 290 cm. x 114 cm.

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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" bird rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. 90 x 190 cm

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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" bird rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan

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Antique Caucasian "Akstafa" rug, Southern Shirvan or Moghan Region, Azerbaijan. 90 x 155 cm. Italy, Private Collection

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Lot 68: Akstafa Long Rug, East Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, 10 ft. 8 in. x 5 ft. 2 in. Sold for $3,081, Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets - Sale 2436 - Lot 68, Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers of Antiques & Fine Art

 

 

EARLY 20TH CENTURY

 


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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" bird rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. 245 x 125 cm. early 20th century. Nagel Auktionen, Sale 47T

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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" Qushlu rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. 287 x 127 cm, Est: 3000, 14 Oct 2003-Oriental and European Carpets and Rugs, Bonhams

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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" bird rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. Late 19th century. 125x220 cm

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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" bird rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan.

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Sotheby's Sale: N08218 | Location: New York
Auction Dates: Session 1: Thu, 01 Jun 06 10:15 AM
LOT 95 (of 189): A FRAGMENTARY AKSTAFA RUG, EAST CAUCASUS, 6ft. 4in. by 4ft. 1in. (1.93 by 1.24m.) and 2ft. 10in. by 2ft. 7in. (0.86 by 0.79m.), late 19th century

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Akstafa Rug, East Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (repiled areas), 6 ft. 9 in. x 4 ft.
Lot 3026: Oriental Rugs & Carpets
Dec 1st, 2007, Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers of Antiques & Fine Art

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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" Qushlu rug fragment, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. Late 19th century. 21 Jun 2005 - Knightsbridge, Bonhams. 173cm x 124cm

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Lot 1670: Title Akstafa, Caucasus, about 1930. Selvages and kilims with traces of use, partial loosed, minor repair and stains. Size 206 x 129 cm, Nagel Auktionen, Sale 397S, Lot No. 1670

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TAPIS DE GALERIE AKSTAFA
EST DU CAUCASE, VERS 1900
Christie's Sale 5540, Ancienne Collection Charles Gillot (1853-1903), 4 - 5 March 2008, Paris
287 x 122 cm. (113 x 48 in.)

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Antique Salian rug, so called "Akstafa" design,  Azerbaijan. early 20th century, the Museum of Azerbaijan Carpet and Applied Art

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An unusual Shirvan kelleh with Akstafa design, East Caucasus. Christie's Sale 9817. EUROPEAN FURNITURE, WORKS OF ART, TAPESTRIES AND CARPETS, 7 April 2004, London. 312cm. x 152cm.(10ft.3in. x 5ft.)

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Antique Salyan Akstafa Bird rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. 250 x 128cm, 1900s. Van Ham Kunstauktionen