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Antique Kuba Gollu Chichi rug, early 20th century, Southern Hillside Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan

Lot 20 / Sale 9766

An unusual Shirvan rug of Seychour design

Sale Information
Christie's Sale 9766
carpets, decorative objects and furniture
10 December 2003
London, South Kensington

Lot Description
An unusual Shirvan rug of Seychour design
the ivory field with three radiating angular floral medallions surrounded by small floral motifs, in charcoal-black kufic border between floral and panelled stripes, outer reciprocal skittle-pattern and barber-pole stripes, slight localized wear on cord --198cm. x 132cm.(6ft.6in. x 4ft.4in.)