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Antique Meshkin rug, Ardabil Province, Iranian Azerbaijan, second half 19th century.

Major Autumn Auction

Auction date: Saturday 04. December 2010
Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles

Lot: 165
Meshkin Long Rug: Six red and white medallions with a cruciform interior drawing lie on a midnight blue field which is hermetically filled with a dense design of trees, shrubs, plants, blossoms, small stars, amulets and animal shapes. The yellow-ground border contains 'S'-shapes and cartouches filled with stars set into a dotted vine. New overcasting along the sides, slightly reduced ends, signs of wear.
Origin: North West Persia, Azerbaijan
Dimensions: 347 x 119 cm
Age: Second half 19th century
Estimate: 1,800.00