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Christie's Antique Caucasian Kuba Afshan carpet, Hillside Kuba Region, Azerbaijan, end of 19th century, 118 x 146 cm.

Price Realized 1,175 ($2,043)
Sale Information
Sale 9766
Carpets, Decorative Objects and Furniture
10 December 2003
London, South Kensington

Lot Description
An antique Kuba rug
The deep indigo field with various polychrome angular foral panels and hooked lozenges together with bold split palmettes around central rust-red floral octagon containing hooked centrepiece, in rust-red broad border of polychrome palmettes and angular floral vine between charcoal-black angular floral vine stripes, outer panelled and barber-pole stripes, plated kilim at each end , very slightly corroded black otherwise good condition --198cm. x 147cm.(6ft.6in. x 4ft.10in.)