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Dragon carpet, late 17th century, Azerbaijan.

A Caucasian Dragon Carpet, late 17th Century, rewoven and repaired areas throughout, one rewoven end. 229 x 513 cm

Lot 100
Sotheby's Fine Oriental and European Carpets
April 15, 1993, New York City
Est. $10,000-15,000
Provenance: The Christopher Alexander Collection



Warp: Wool, Z2S, alternate warp strongly depressed, ivory, ivory/dark brown twist
Weft: Wool, Z2, 2 shoots, salmon, ivory, ivory/medium to dark brown mix
Pile: Wool, asymmetrical knot open to the left1. (see note below)
Density: 8-9 horizontal, 8-9 vertical
Sides: Not original
Ends: Not original
Colors: Cinnabar, taupe, pineapple, indigo, medium to deep teal blue and green, azure, raspberry, walnut, light pewter, pecan