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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" bird rug, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. Late 19th century.


AN AKSTAFA RUNNER
EAST CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1890

Price Realized 3,585 ($6,335)
 

Sale Information
Christie's Sale 6897
ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS
29 April 2004
London, King Street
 

Lot Description
58- AN AKSTAFA RUNNER
EAST CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1890
The indigo field scattered with polychrome flowerheads, geometric motifs and various animals and human figures around a central column of five polychrome stepped lozenges containing various geometric motifs, in an ivory polychrome hooked motif border between narrow scrolling S-motif and chequered minor stripes, localised areas of light wear, naturally corroded black, selvages replaced, both ends rewoven in the outer stripe
10ft.8in. x 3ft.6in. (324cm. x 107cm.)