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Antique Kazak Karachop rug, late 19th century, Borchali Uyezd, Tiflis Governate.

Warp: Wool, Z3S, natural white
Weft: Wool, Z2S (loosely plied), ivory , ash
Pile: Wool, symmetrical knot
Density: 8 horizontal, 7-8 vertical
Sides: Wool, 2 cords of 2 warps each, overcast blue
Ends: Upper - 1 in. blue and red stripe, turned under and sewn
Lower - warp fringe
Colors: Light to deep madder red, cornflower blue, light to deep teal blue, eggshell, ochre, seal brown, olive green, black

Lot 48 - A Karachopf Kazak Rug, Southwest Caucasus, last quarter 19th Century, oxidized browns and a small repiled area. Approximately 6 ft. 11 in. by 5 ft. 1 in. (2.11 m. by 1.55 m.)
Sotheby's Fine Oriental Rugs and Carpets
New York Tuesday 6/3/89
est. $10,000-$14,000