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Antique Bordjalou rug, so called "Sewan Kazak" rug, late 19th century, Borchaly / Bordjalou Uyezd

Lot: 61
Sevan Kazak: A powerful, sea-green cruciform shield medallion fills almost the entire field of this red-ground Sevan Kazak. The four corners not covered by the design are decorated with four trees. The blue-ground border showing the leaf and calyx design is accompanied by two wide reciprocal trefoil borders. The original selvedges are partially damaged, remains of the kilim finish survive at the top and bottom. Creases, low spots in the pile, heavy corrosion in the brown.
Origin: South West Caucasus
Dimensions: 257 x 187 cm
Age: Late 19th century
Estimate: 7,500.00
Major Spring Auction

Auction date: Saturday 19. May 2012 at 15 o'clock
Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles