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


AN AKSTAFA PRAYER RUG
EAST CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1880

Price Realized 6,573 ($11,811)
 

Sale Information
Christie's Sale 6941
ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS
14 October 2004
London, King Street
 

Lot Description
86 - AN AKSTAFA PRAYER RUG
EAST CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1880
The ivory field scattered with serrated multicoloured geometric motifs, individual flowerheads and small animals beneath an ivory mihrab arch with similar motifs, in a indigo angular flowerhead border between an inner burnt-orange animal motif stripe and minor zigzag and mill-pattern minor stripes, light even wear, corroded black, ends restored, 6ft.5in. x 2ft.10in. (196cm. x 87cm.)