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Antique Caucasian Shirvan "Akstafa" prayer rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan.


AN AKSTAFA PRAYER RUG
EAST CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1890

Price Realized 9,600 ($18,250)

Sale Information
Christie's Sale 7039
ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS
28 April 2005
London, King Street
 

Lot Description
168-AN AKSTAFA PRAYER RUG
EAST CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1890
The ivory field scattered with polychrome boteh and minor geometric motifs beneath an ivory mihrab with similar boteh design, in a charcoal-black linked polychrome angular motif border between reciprocal skittle-pattern stripes and barber-pole minor stripes, full pile with a light corrosion in the black, each end rewoven in the outer stripe, 5ft.6in. x 2ft.7in. (168cm. x 79cm.)