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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" bird rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. 1870s.

An antique Akstafa rug, South Caucasus

Sale Information
Christie's Sale 9273
28 November 2001
London, South Kensington

Lot Description
24 - An antique Akstafa rug, South Caucasus
The abrashed indigo field with small floral octagons, various animals and human figures around two brick-red hooked lozenge medallions with pendants flanked by bold birds and hooked panels, in an ivory border of bold polychrome hooked panels between S-motif and barbr-pole stripes, outer plain stripe, slight wear, old repairs, guard stripe rewoven at one end (very well blend)
276cm. x 96cm.(9ft.1in. x 3ft.5in.)