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Antique Caucasian Kazak rug, early 19th century, NW Azerbaijan


Carpets from the Estate of Vojtech Blau

Sotheby's Sale: N08291 | Location: New York
Auction Dates: Session 1: Thu, 14 Dec 06 10:00 AM

LOT 62 (of 108)
A KAZAK RUG, SOUTHWEST CAUCASUS,

30,00040,000 USD
Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 60,000 USD

MEASUREMENTS: approximately 7ft. 4in. by 4ft. 11in. (2.23 by 1.50m.)

DESCRIPTION: early 19th century

 

EXHIBITED: Caucasian Rugs, L.A. Mayer Institute for Islamic Art, Jerusalem, 1986


LITERATURE AND REFERENCES
Hasson, Rachel, Caucasian Rugs, Jerusalem: L.A. Mayer Institute for Islamic Art, 1986, pl. 11


CATALOGUE NOTE
The bold and uncluttered design of this rug, as well as it lustrous wool and use of color set it apart among the corpus of 19th century Kazak weavings. A rug with a very similar border system, although framing a reserve entirely free of design, is illustrated in Herrmann, Eberhart, Von Ushak bis Yarkand, Munich, no. 26. The very supple, blanket-like handle of the rug offered here is also unusual and suggests that it is older than the majority of Kazak weavings.