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Antique Kuba Alpan or Seychour rug, late 19th century, Northern Hillside Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan

Lot: 233
Zeikhur A Zeikhur with a carnation design in pastel shades on a sea green field and an asymmetrical border design. This pattern was commonly used for longer carpets, and is far more rarely seen in small formats. Blue, flat-woven original selvedges, both ends newly overcast. Slight signs of wear in the pile, several minor darned areas.

Origin: East Caucasus, Kuba region
Size: 142 x 119 cm
Age: Late 19th century
Estimate: 3800
Literature: ESKENAZI, JOHN J., L'Arte del Tappeto Orientale. Milan 1983, no. 151 *** DENNY, WALTER B. & WALKER, DANIEL, The Markarian Album. Cincinnati 1988, no. 68

Rippon Boswell
Auction date: Saturday 23. May 2009 at 03 PM