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Antique Meshkin rug, Ardabil Province, Iranian Azerbaijan, c1900

Major Spring Auction
Auction date: Saturday 19. May 2012 at 15 o'clock
Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles

Lot: 260
Meshkin: An unusual design of huge Turkmen güls adorns the blue-black field while the three-stripe border shows the Persian vine designs that are typical of the provenance. – Somewhat reduced and newly overcast upper and lower finishes, otherwise well preserved.
Origin: North West Persia, Azerbaijan
Dimensions: 360 x 139 cm
Age: Ca. 1900