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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" bird rug, Azerbaijan. first quarter 20th century.


An unusual Shirvan kelleh with Akstafa design, East Caucasus

Price Realized 1,076 ($1,975)
 

Sale Information
Christie's Sale 9817
EUROPEAN FURNITURE, WORKS OF ART, TAPESTRIES AND CARPETS
7 April 2004
London, South Kensington
 

Lot Description
14-An unusual Shirvan kelleh with Akstafa design, East Caucasus
The indigo field with checkered lozenges, various animals, rosettes and panels around three large hooked and stepped medallions with tree pendants containing similar smaller panels with hooked bars flanked by stylised large birds on each side, in an ivory border of polychrome hooked panels between angular vine and checkered octagon stripes, outer barber-pole stripe, kilim at each end, good condition
312cm. x 152cm.(10ft.3in. x 5ft.)