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Antique Kuba Soumak rug, late 19th century, North East Azerbaijan

Rippon Boswell
Major Spring Auction
Auction date: Saturday 23. May 2009 at 03 PM

Lot: 131
Sumakh Long Rug Sides newly overcast, rewoven ends with the warp threads tied off in a net-like arrangement. Several repairs, now in good overall condition.
Origin: East Caucasus, Kuba
Size: 211 x 74 cm
Age: Late 19th century
Estimate: 4800