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


AN AKSTAFA RUG
SOUTH CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1890

Price Realized 2,750 ($4,257)
 

Sale Information
Christie's Sale 7845
Oriental Rugs and Carpets
15 April 2010
London, King Street
 

Lot Description
110-AN AKSTAFA RUG
SOUTH CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1890
Overall very light wear, corroded black, touches of repiling, two minute repairs, spots of old moth damage, replaced selvages
7ft.8in. x 4ft.4in. (234cm. x 132cm.)