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Antique Azerbaijan rug with Khyrda Gül design, NW Iran.

Major Spring Auction
Auction date: Saturday 23. May 2009
Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles

Lot: 46
Kurdish Kelley Carpets of this format were always made for Persian houses whose main room was long and comparatively narrow. The yellow field shows a small-format repeat of highly stylised palmettes, flowers and leaves that is also encountered in the Caucasus, where it is called "Kirdaghayd". The small ogival medallion with pendants is not placed at the centre, as would be expected, but offset slightly to the bottom. A characteristic feature of Kurdish carpets from the northern tribal region is the border of colourful rosettes that appear to revolve. – Several restored areas, signs of wear in the pile.
Origin: North West Persia
Size: 448 x 167 cm
Age: Late 19th century
Estimate: 12.500,00 €