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An antique Kuba long rug with so called Lesghi star medallions, East Caucasus

Price Realized (Set Currency) 1,440 ($2,471)

Sale Information
Christie's Sale 5781
European Furniture, Works of Art, Tapestries and Carpets
22 November 2005
London, South Kensington

Lot Description
An antique Lesghi rug, East Caucasus
The abrashed light blue field with seven polychrome hooked and stepped medallions surrounded by various floral and hooked small panels, in an ivory crab-rosette border between panelled and floral stripes, outer barber-pole and plain stripes, date cartouche, slight wear, scattered old repairs, slightly corroded black
276cm. x 127cm.(9ft.1in. x 4ft.2in.)