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


Sotheby's Sale: N07773 | Location: New York
Auction Dates: Session 1: Wed, 10 Apr 02 10:15 AM
 

LOT 30 (of 170)
AN AKSTAFA PRAYER RUG, EAST CAUCASUS,

4,0006,000 USD

MEASUREMENTS: approximately 6ft. by 2ft. 9in. (1.83 by 0.84m.)

DESCRIPTION: circa 1880 top end with original flatweave, oxidized charcoals, one partial end guard stripe, losses to selvages, foldwear, restoration webbing to edges