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Antique Meshkin  (Meshginshahr) rug, Ardabil province, Iranian Azerbaijan, late 19th century.

Major Spring Auction
Auction date: Saturday 29. May 2010
Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles

Lot: 281
Meshkin Long Rug: A repeat of simply drawn botehs has been placed in offset rows on the brick-red field. The wide, white-ground main border shows colourful polygons in the style of South Caucasian carpets, a border of diagonal stripes provides the outer finish. Original selvedges along the sides, both ends slightly reduced. The pile is worn away in places.
Origin: North West Persia, Azerbaijan
Size: 350 x 95 cm
Age: Late 19th century