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Antique Derbend rug in an ivory field with an overall serrated leaf lattice, 19th century 


A DAGHESTAN PRAYER RUG
NORTH EAST CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1880

Price Realized 3,346 ($6,013)
 

Sale Information
Christie's Sale 6941
ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS
14 October 2004
London, King Street
 

Lot Description
88-A DAGHESTAN PRAYER RUG
NORTH EAST CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1880
The ivory field with an overall serrated leaf lattice containing individual polychrome floral sprays beneath an ivory mihrab containing similar lattice design scattered with minor S- and geometric motifs, in a rust-red hooked scrolling S-motif border between charcoal-brown S-motif and polychrome flowerhead stripes and mill-pattern minor stripes, good pile throughout, natural corrosion in the brown, minute spots of repiling in outer stripe at one end, small patch reweave in central field
4ft.10in. x 4ft.1in. (148cm. x 124cm.)