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Antique Derbend rug with a  light blue field with bold rosettes and hooked floral motifs, 19th century 


A DAGHESTAN RUG
NORTH EAST CAUCASUS, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

Price Realized 1,645 ($2,380)
 

Sale Information
Christie's Sale 6549
THE AITA COLLECTION: EXCEPTIONAL CARPETS
18 October 2001
London, King Street
 

Lot Notes
Lot Description
216-A DAGHESTAN RUG
North East Caucasus, third quarter 19th century
The light blue field with bold rosettes, hooked floral motifs and stylised animals around a column of two and a half bold polychrome "Leshgi" stellar medallions, in a black border of serrated hooked polychrome S-motifs between ivory linked polychrome cruciform stripes, corroded black with some repiling, areas of slight wear, selvages replaced
5ft.5in. x 4ft.2in. (166cm. x 128cm.)

Lot Notes
This very unusual rug has as its main motifs "Leshgi" medallions, motifs frequently found in North and East Caucasian rugs, but arranged in a way that is very unusual. The considerable space either side lends the central motifs greater impact than is normally encountered with rugs of this design, particularly with their superbly contrasted colours. The minor guard stripe is one which is unchanged from rugs dating from the second half of the eighteenth century (Yetkin, Serare: Early Caucasian Rugs in Turkey, London, 1978, vol.1, pl.34)