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


AN AKSTAFA LONG RUG
EAST CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1880

Price Realized 3,680 ($6,266)
 

Sale Information
Christie's Sale 6030
CARPETS
15 October 1998
London, King Street
 

Lot Description
312 - AN AKSTAFA LONG RUG
EAST CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1880
The indigo field scattered with flowerheads, a variety of animals, birds and boteh around a column of four medallions containing similar motifs divided by paired confronting birds with pronounced serrated tails, in an ivory border of polychrome hooked motifs between minor barber-pole stripes, S-motif, reciprocal skittle-pattern stripes, ends slightly damaged, selvage original, corroded black, slight wear
9ft.4in. x 3ft.10in. (283cm. x 117cm.)