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Antique Baku Soumak rug, late 19th century, Eastern Azerbaijan

Lot: 102
Sumakh This large sumakh, with three massive star-shaped medallions on a red ground and a “crab” border, was made in one of the many workshops of the Baku region, where pieces of such comparatively coarse weave and correspondingly angular drawing were produced for export as of ca. 1870. – Various restored areas, renewed ends.
Origin: East Caucasus, Baku region
Size: 263 x 164 cm
Age: Late 19th century
Estimate: 5.600,00 €
Literature: ÖLÇER, NAZAN, Museum Of Turkish And Islamic Art: Kilims. Istanbul 1989, pl. 62 *** CONCARO, EDOARDO & LEVI, ALBERTO, Sovrani Tappeti. Il tappeto orientale dal XV al XIX seculo. Milan 1999, no. 84

Major Autumn Auction
Auction date: Saturday 05. December 2009 at 03 PM
Rippon Boswell