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


FINE RUGS AND CARPETS, INCLUDING ISLAMIC TEXTILES
 

Sotheby's Sale: L03760 | Location: London
Auction Dates: Session 1: Wed, 30 Apr 03 2:00 PM
 

LOT 86 (of 117)
An Akstafa long rug
West Caucasus
circa 1890

3,0004,000 GBP
Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 3,360 GBP

MEASUREMENTS: 276 by 125cm., 9ft. 1in. by 4ft. 1in.

DESCRIPTION: circa 1890