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Antique Khyzy (Khizi, Xızı) horse cover (chul), Khyzy District (south of Shabran (Devechi), north west of Baku), Azerbaijan


A VERNEH HORSE BLANKET
EAST CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1900

Price Realized  4,183 ($6,976)

Sale Information
Christies SALE 6815
ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS
16 October 2003
London, King Street

Lot Description
A VERNEH HORSE BLANKET
East Caucasus, circa 1900
The part cotton field with alternating brick-red and indigo bands of birds, boteh and floral motifs, the upper panels with other stylised geometric motifs, all within brick-red, ivory and medium blue geometric motif minor stripes, original kilim strips at both ends, multicoloured fringes to one end, old repairs on both upper panels, minor repiling in some motifs, selvages partially rebound
5ft.1in. x 3ft.10in. (156cm. x 116cm.)