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Antique Kuba Afshan (or so called Karagashli) rug; labeled as Shirvan here. 160 x 118 cm

Sale 2336 Lot 80
Shirvan Rug,
 East Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (slight even wear, dark brown corrosion), 5 ft. 3 in. x 3 ft. 8 in. 
Estimate $3,000-4,000
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