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Antique Kuba rug, Southern Lowland Kuba Region, possibly Shahnazarli village, attributed to "Shirvan" here.

Sale 2192 Lot 19

Shirvan Rug, East Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, column of four large serrated flowerheads in red, royal blue, ivory, gold, and blue-green on the midnight blue field, multicolored diagonal stripe border, (even wear to center, areas of repiling), 7 ft. 2 in. by 3 ft. 9 in.
Estimate $3,000-3,500

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