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Antique Derbend prayer rug in a white ground with a diamond lattice of serrated leaves, 19th century 


Lot: 253
Daghestan Prayer Rug A white-ground prayer rug with a diamond lattice of serrated leaves enclosing flowering plants. The mihrab, woven in a strikingly wide shape and with a flat upper curve, is placed at the very top of the field. The red-ground main border shows birds drawn as abstract S shaped chevrons. Replaced sides, both ends somewhat reduced, uniformly low pile.
Origin: North East Caucasus
Size: 157 x 100 cm
Age: Second half 19th century
Estimate: 3.000,00

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