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Antique Kuba or Shirvan prayer rug, late 19th century, North East Azerbaijan

Lot 179
Shirvan Prayer Rug, East Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (small areas of repiling, reovercast, minor end fraying), 5 ft. 8 in. x 3 ft.
Estimate $2,500-3,000

Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets - Sale 2486 - Lot 179
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