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Antique Meshkin (Meshginshahr) rug, Ardabil province, Iranian Azerbaijan, c1900

Major Spring Auction
Auction date: Saturday 23. May 2009
Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles

Lot: 244
Meshkin Long Rug: A blue-ground long rug from the Meshkin area with a dense repeat of five solid crosses, horizontal serrated leaves, rosettes, octagons, crosses and stars. The border consists of three stripes of equal width, a central band decorated with a diagonal stripe design and two white-ground star borders. Sides cut and reselvedged, somewhat reduced ends.

Origin: North West Persia, Azerbaijan
Size: 285 x 102 cm
Age: Ca. 1900