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Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan

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Antique Kuba Gollu Chichi rug, late 19th century, Southern Hillside Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan

Antique Seychour rug, Seychour-Perepedil district, Kuba, Shirwan province, N.E. Caucasus, Ca 1870-1880.
The main features of Seychour rugs are the large, dragon-like cross motifs, often inside the "kufic" main border shared with other Kuba and Shirwan districts. White ground is rare, the most common ground colours being dark blue and madder red.This is a finely knotted example with a thin, almost tapestry-like texture. There are small areas of repiling and abrash in places but otherwise the rug is complete with original borders all around.
204 x 132 cms, 6'8" x 4'4"

Sold for 3900

The Peter Linden Sale
James Adam Salerooms
24 October 2006