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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" bird rug with a diagonal striped border, Southern Shirvan Region, Azerbaijan.

Lot 63
Akstafa Long Rug, East Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (outer guard
stripe rewoven on one end, small corner reweave), 9 ft. 4 in. x 3 ft. 6 in.
Estimate $4,000-5,000

Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets - Sale 2457 - Lot 63
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