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Antique Moghan Shahsavan rug, 19th century, Azerbaijan


A SHAHSEVAN RUNNER
MOGHAN DISTRICT, SOUTH CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1880

Price Realized 3,525 ($5,101)
 

Sale Information
Christie's Sale 6499
ORIENTAL RUGS & CARPETS
18 October 2001
London, King Street
 

Lot Description
246-A SHAHSEVAN RUNNER
Moghan district, South Caucasus, circa 1880
The shaded fox-brown field scattered with serrated flowerheads and minor motifs around a central ivory square panel framed by minor flowerheads containing a pale pink cross-panel with arrowheads containing a stylised floral motif, a pale blue panel containing a serrated flowerhead above and below, in an ivory border of stepped floral panels together with facing triangles and vine meander between reciprocal skittle-pattern stripes, pain outer stripe, ends rewoven, small areas of repiling
9ft. x 3ft.7in. (274cm. x 109cm.)