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Antique Caucasian Kuba Syrt Chichi rug with a red ground, circa 1880's.  Azerbaijan. 4 ft. 6 in. x 3 ft. 4 in.

Skinner Auctions, Sale 2336 Lot 34

Chi-Chi Rug, Northeast Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (outer guard stripe rewoven on both ends, small edge repair), 4 ft. 6 in. x 3 ft. 4 in.
Estimate $2,000-3,000