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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 3,600 ($6,289)
 

Sale Information
Christie's Sale 7078
ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS
13 October 2005
London, King Street
 

Lot Description
189-AN AKSTAFA PRAYER RUG
EAST CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1880
Light localised wear, corroded black, repaired tear, minor repiling
6ft.10in. x 2ft.9in. (208cm. x 83cm.)