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Antique Saliani "Akstafa" bird rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan, 1860s.


AN AKSTAFA RUNNER
EAST CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1860

Price Realized 4,183 ($6,688)

Sale Information
Christie's Sale 6715
ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS
1 May 2003
London, King Street
 

Lot Description
92 - AN AKSTAFA RUNNER
East Caucasus, circa 1860
The indigo field with scattered geometric motifs and angular flowerheads with various animal, bird and human figures surrounding a central column of angular and stepped polychrome medallions, in an ivory border of polychrome hooked motifs between brick-red and shaded blue S-motif and narrow mill-pattern outer stripes, good pile throughout with very minor areas of localised wear, corroded black and red, a couple of small repairs
8ft.3in. x 3ft.6in. (251cm. x 107cm.)