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Antique Karabagh prayer rug (namazlyg), possibly Shusha, Azerbaijan

Lot: 268
Karabagh Prayer Rug The cochineal field shows a large shield-shaped medallion decorated in the Herati design, while a blue prayer arch curves over a house-like form. The Armenian inscription below is hard to decipher. The prayer arch is flanked by two white hands. The narrow border consists of a simple band of red and white diagonal stripes. Heavily influenced by Persian models in ornamentation, this small prayer rug was woven in the southern region of Azerbaijan. Original selvedges, the border is missing at both ends. Uniformly low pile.
Origin: South Caucasus, Azerbaijan region
Dimensions: 125 x 73 cm
Age: Late 19th century
Estimate: 700.00


Major Autumn Auction
Auction date: Saturday 26. November 2011 at 15 o'clock