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Sotheby's antique Star Kazak rug, 1850-75, Kazak Region, Western Azerbaijan. So called "C' type.

 


Sotheby's Sale: N08563 | Location: New York
Auction Dates: Session 1: Wed, 10 Jun 09 10:00 AM
 

LOT 44 (of 87)
PROPERTY OF AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A STAR KAZAK RUG, SOUTHWEST CAUCASUS
third quarter 19th century

20,00030,000 USD
Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 17,500 USD

MEASUREMENTS
approximately 7ft. 8in. by 5ft. (2.34 by 1.52m.)

DESCRIPTION
third quarter 19th century

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Warp: wool, Z2S, natural ivory
Weft: wool, Z, 3 shoots, rose
Pile: wool, symmetric knot
Density: 8 horizontal, 8 vertical
Sides: 2 cords of three warps wrapped in polychrome wool (not entirely original)
Ends: warp fringe
Colors: madder red, salmon, deep blue, medium blue, blue-green, aubergine, ivory, walnut

PROVENANCE
Sotheby's New York, April 15, 1998, lot 96.

CATALOGUE NOTE
Please refer to "Star Kazaks," Hali, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 17-26, for a thorough discussion of this revered group of weavings, and see fig. 8 for an example closely related to the present lot.