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Antique North East Azerbaijani rug, Derbend or Kuba, 1870s, RB attributes this rug to Daghestan; my personal opinion is the origin of this rug is the Southern Hillside Kuba Region.

Lot: 194
Daghestan A yellow-ground Daghestan with large, geometrically
stylised palmettes in a hexagonal lattice of dark brown, deeply serrated
lines. A white-ground main border with a leaf and calyx design and
secondary borders of multicoloured diagonal stripes. Uniformly low
pile, remnants of the blue original selvedges survive. Both ends
somewhat reduced, repaired lower left-hand corner, damage to the sides,
several rewoven areas.
Origin: North East Caucasus
Size: 141 x 98 cm
Age: Second half 19th century

Rippon Boswell
Major Spring Auction
Auction date: Saturday 23. May 2009 at 03 PM