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Antique Kuba or Baku Soumak rug, 3rd quarter 19th century, Eastern Azerbaijan

Sale 118 Lot 38

SOUMAC BLOSSOM PALMETTE CARPET, Caucasus, late 19th century
9 feet 9 inches x 6 feet 8 inches
Estimate $5,000-7,000

Condition: Good condition. Some oxidized browns. 6 inches wider at bottom than top. Some fish net fringe is torn.

Grogan and Company.