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AH 1274 (=1858 AD) dated antique Shirvan Marasali Kabistan prayer rug / namazlyg, Shirvan Region, Azerbaijan.

Major Spring Auction
Auction date: Saturday 29. May 2010 at 03 PM

Rippon Boswell & Co.
International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles

Lot: 133
Shirvan Prayer Rug A finely woven, white-ground Shirvan prayer rug with a hexagonal lattice design containing flowering plants. Next to the wide, tower-like mihrab at the top a date appears, 1274 in the Islamic calendar, corresponding to 1858 in the Christian calendar. Slightly reduced all around, the pile is heavily worn in places.
Origin: East Caucasus
Size: 156 x 103 cm
Age: Mid 19th century
Estimate: 2.300,00