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Antique Kuba Dragon flatweave rug, 19th century, Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan


Christie's (London)
Rugs and Carpets -- Battilossi Tappeti d'Antiquariato
Wednesday, 11 February, 1998

Lot 86
A DRAGON SOUMAC CARPET
EAST CAUCASUS, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

The shaded brick-red field scattered with a variety of hooked floral panels, leaves, rosettes and animals around a central column of bold interlocking serrated bottle-green, indigo and ivory panels containing similar motifs and enclosing hooked golden yellow similar panels, in a charcoal-grey border of polychrome octagons alternating with chequered panels and X- motifs between ivory rosette and minor mill-pattern stripes, outer running dog stripe, scattered small restorations, corroded black substantially reworked.
10ft.7in. x7ft.2in. (322cm. x218cm.)
See note to lot 50

Est.: 12,000-18,000, US$20,000-30,000

Sold for 13,225