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


AN AKSTAFA RUG
EAST CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1880

Price Realized 2,160 ($3,782)
 

Sale Information
Christie's Sale 7219
Oriental Rugs and Carpets
6 April 2006
London, King Street
 

Lot Description
121-AN AKSTAFA RUG
EAST CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1880
Even light wear, a couple of reweaves at one end, few splits at same end, small scattered repairs, selvages replaced, one end few knots missing
10ft. x 4ft.2in. (305cm. x 127cm.)