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Antique Caucasian Kazak rug, 19th century, NW Azerbaijan

Lot: 80
Kazak: A colourful Kazak with a met hane design: like many Talish rugs, the red field is undecorated and separated from the extra wide border area by a light blue band of reciprocal trefoils. In this carpet, the large blossoms with four diagonal 'arms' ("crab" designs) in the white-ground main border are the most striking feature. Original sides and upper finish, which retains the braided warp ends, restored lower finish. Very good overall condition.
Origin: South West Caucasus
Dimensions: 229 x 166 cm
Age: Second half 19th century
Estimate: 36,000.00 €
Literature: BAUSBACK, PETER, Alte und antike orientalische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1979, pl. p. 33

Major Autumn Auction
Auction date: Saturday 04. December 2010 at 15 o'clock
Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles