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Mid 19th century antique Shirvan Marasali Kabistan prayer rug / namazlyg, Shirvan Region, Azerbaijan.

Major Autumn Auction

Auction date: Saturday 05. December 2009 at 03 PM

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

Lot: 174
Shirvan Prayer Rug: The fine weave and carefully executed, richly detailed design make this white-ground prayer rug from the Shirvan region a first-rate early example of its kind, still produced for home use rather than export. The hexagonal lattice design ends at the top; here, the field is covered in small dots, and two red hands have been placed at the side of the niche. Sides cut and newly overcast, the original kilim finishes have survived at both ends. Uniformly low pile.
Origin: East Caucasus
Size: 149 x 114 cm
Age: Mid 19th century
Estimate: 6.800,00
Literature: KAFFEL, RALPH, Caucasian Prayer Rugs. London 1998, no. 66