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Antique Kuba or Baku Soumakh rug, "Konagkend" design, late 19th century, Eastern Azerbaijan

Bonhams Sale 15436 - Fine Oriental Rugs and Carpets, 19 Dec 2007
San Francisco and Los Angeles

Lot No: 1149
A Soumak rug
Caucasus, late 19th century
size approximately 5ft. 9in. x 6ft. 9in.

Sold for $4,200 inclusive of Buyer's Premium