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Nagel Star Kazak rug in a red ground, 1850-75, Kazak Region, Western Azerbaijan.

Lot 107, an interesting 19th century Kazak, (Illustration 6) 205x130cm; with three hooked octagonal medallions rendered in green/white/green in a pattern seen in Star Kazaks in the red medallions flanking the blue central star (see Tschebull, Kazak, front cover). The red field bearing many small elements surrounded by a yellow main border. The rug has dark blue wefts.

Nagel Auktionen, May 1995, Stuttgart