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A fine antique Khyzy zili (also spelled as sileh, or named as verneh) flatweave rug, last quarter 19th century, Khyzy District (south-southwest of Shabran (Devechi) - Kuba Region, north west of Baku), Azerbaijan. There is a very similar zili rug in the Museum of Oriental Art in Moscow.


Sotheby's Sale: N07852 | Location: New York
Auction Dates: Session 1: Tue, 03 Dec 02 10:15 AM
 

LOT 97 (of 135)

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF JAMES K. MARECHAL, DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA
A CAUCASIAN VERNEH,
7,00010,000 USD
Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 7,170 USD

MEASUREMENTS
approximately 6ft. 5in. by 3ft. 9in. (1.96 by 1.14m.)

DESCRIPTION
last quarter 19th century
exhibition label stitched to reverse,

Provenance: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Heublein Perot

Exhibited: From the Bosporus to Samarkand: Flat-Woven Rugs, The Textile Museum, Washington, D. C., May - September 1969, no. 20.

Literature: Landreau, Anthony N. and Pickering, W. R., From the Bosporus to Samarkand: Flat-Woven Rugs, The Textile Museum, Washington, D. C., 1969, p. 36.