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Antique Kuba rug, late 19th century, Southern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan

Lot: 75
Kuba The most striking feature of this Kuba is its extra wide, white-ground main border with a sweeping, baroque-style wavy vine. Small, geometrically drawn palmettes linked by vertical lines of tiny diamonds form a repeat in the cobalt blue field, a style seen in sumakh flatweaves from the same region. Somewhat reduced ends, slight signs of wear in the pile.
Origin: East Caucasus
Size: 200 x 157 cm
Age: Late 19th century
Estimate: 7000
Literature: McMULLAN, JOSEPH V., Islamic Carpets. New York 1965, no. 65

Rippon Boswell
Major Spring Auction

Auction date: Saturday 23. May 2009 at 03 PM