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Antique Bordjalou rug with hooked devices, Karapapakh tribe, Borchaly / Bordjalou Uyezd

Major Spring Auction
Auction date: Saturday 23. May 2009
Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles

Lot: 138
Borjalou Kazak: A three-compartment Kazak from the Borjalou group, with the characteristic, extra wide border of interlocked hooked diamonds that are hermetically meshed and would be a confusing network of designs without the white hooked vine that defines them. A yellow frame adorned with rosettes surrounds all three compartments of the field. The first and third compartments contain a colourfully checked diamond decorated with green double hooks on a red ground. The green-ground central compartment shows a white-ground box filled with stars, and drawn with a red hooked outline – a well-known Karachov motif. – Renewed sides and ends, various rewoven areas in the pile.
Origin: South West Caucasus
Size: 210 x 169 cm
Age: Second half 19th century
Estimate: 9.500,00 €
Literature: BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Meisterstücke orientalischer Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1975, p. 101 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche 6. Munich 1984, no. 24 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, auction 62, 15th May 2004, # 120