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Antique Bordjalou rug, so called "Sewan Kazak" rug, c1880, Borchaly / Bordjalou Uyezd, Karapapakh tribe


Lot 88: A Sewan Kazak Rug - Southwest Caucasus, third quarter 19th century. Partially oxidized browns.. 5 ft. 7 in. by 7 ft. 7 in. (170 by 231 cm)

Sotheby's Fine Oriental and European Carpets
14.12.1995, New York
Est. $25,000 - 30,000

Provenance: The Joseph R. Rittman Collection. Purchased from Eberhart Herrmann.