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Antique Derbend long rug, 19th century 

DERBENT RUG, nineteenth century
Rugs from the Derbent district are often considered the least well made of the weavings from the eastern Caucasus region- but they can make up in charm what they lack in technical excellence. Despite the dark tonality, this rather whimsical "vase" Derbent is remarkable far its color intensity.


Murray L Eiland Jr. & Murray Eiland III's "Oriental Rugs A Complete Guide" plate no: 290