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Antique Tree Kazak long rug, "Aghajli" design, 19th century


A "TREE" KAZAK RUG
SOUTH CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1880

Price Realized 4,800 ($9,125)

Sale Information
Christie's Sale 7039
ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS
28 April 2005
London, King Street

Lot Description
A "TREE" KAZAK RUG
SOUTH CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1880
The warm rust-red field scattered with minor polychrome panels containing hooked motifs, palmettes and scattered minute lozenges around a central column of fir-green and ivory angular tree formations, in a fir-green hooked polychrome lozenge border between double zigzag stripes, localised areas of light wear, naturally corroded brown, overall good condition
10ft.1in. x 3ft.8in. (307cm. x 112cm.)
 

Lot Notes
This distinctive group of Kazak rugs is more commonly designed with two columns of three 'tree' motifs and nearly all are on a red ground. An unusual single column green ground example appeared in these Rooms, 25 April, 2002, lot 5. For other single column examples please see Eberhart Herrmann: Seltene Orientteppiche VII, 1985, no.22, pp.58-9;idem Seltene Orientteppiche II, 1980, no.21, p.59; Hali 36, Oct.-Dec. 1987, auction price guide, p.81, and Antique Oriental Carpets from Austrian Private Collections, exhibition catalogue Vienna, 1986, no.47