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Antique Caucasian Kazak rug, 19th century, NW Azerbaijan

Major Spring Auction

Auction date: Saturday 23. May 2009 at 03 PM

Lot: 111
A three-compartment Kazak with a narrow field, framed by a double band woven in a checkerboard design. The three massive box shapes with hooked outlines are reminiscent of certain Central Asian güls. It is not possible to make an ad hoc attribution to one of the established Kazak groups, such as the Lori Pambak, Sevan, etc. However, its narrow format and stylistic features (checkerboard bands, box güls) make the piece an obvious relative of Karachovs. – Preserved with a high pile, good condition with original side and end finishes.
Origin: South West Caucasus
Size: 221 x 124 cm
Age: Late 19th century
Estimate: 5.700,00 €
Literature: BAUSBACK, FRANZ (ed.), Sammlung Franz Bausback. Erlesene Teppiche seit 1925. Mannheim 2000, PL. p. 93

Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles