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Antique Meshkin rug, Iranian Azerbaijan, late 19th century.

Major Spring Auction

Auction date: Saturday 28. May 2011
Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles

Lot: 260
Meshkin: An unusual rug, probably woven by Kurds inhabiting the Meshkin region. The field design of horizontal stripes containing syrga motifs is influenced by Shahsavan weavings, but the ornamentation of the yellow-ground main border is typical of items from the Meshkin region. New overcasting along the sides, remains of the flatwoven finishes are preserved at both ends. Several repiled areas, signs of wear in the pile.
Origin: North West Persia, Azerbaijan
Dimensions: 212 x 117 cm
Age: Late 19th century
Estimate: 3,000.00