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Antique Kuba rug, third quarter 19th century, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan.


Lot 233 A SEYCHOUR RUG
EAST CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1830

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Price Realized (Set Currency) 4,700 ($6,801)

Sale Information
Christies Sale 6499
ORIENTAL RUGS & CARPETS
18 October 2001
London, King Street

Lot Description
A SEYCHOUR RUG
East Caucasus, circa 1830
The shaded light blue field with horizontal rows of serrated stylised palmettes together with stellar flowerheads and floral panels issuing angular vine, in a shaded light blue running-dog and angular floral border, inner shaded rose-red stylised floral and vine meander stripe, corrosive brown, ends rewoven
7ft.2in. x 4ft.1in. (218cm. x 124cm.)

Lot Notes
This unusual rug combines an enlarged version of a field more normally associated with Chichi and two borders both of which are normally indicative of a Seychour or Kuba provenance. The weave here however is looser than one would normally expect from this region; the colour combination is also not that of the well-known examples. It has the feel of a village weaving made before the compact products for the commercial market of the later nineteenth century.