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


An antique Akstafa long rug

Price Realized 2,868 ($3,120)
 

Sale Information
Christie's Sale 2578
EUROPEAN FURNITURE, WORKS OF ART AND CARPETS
3 April 2003
Amsterdam
 

Lot Description
523-An antique Akstafa long rug
The indigo field with with various flowerheads and animals around four red and ivory star-shaped medallions flanked by bold stylised birds, in an indigo border containing polychrome Kotchak panels between zigzag and barber-pole stripes, some localised areas of wear
313cm. x 149cm.