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Antique Shirvan Kabistan prayer rug, Shirvan Region, Azerbaijan. c1870

Lot: 14
Shirvan Prayer Rug Frequently seen in the market ten years ago, antique prayer rugs from the eastern Caucasus have become rarer. This white-ground example, made in Shirvan judging by its knotting structure, shows the diamond lattice design of stylised leaves filled with colourful flowers that is typical of the region. Here it covers the entire field so that the bridge-like prayer arch appears to float on top. Original side finishes and kilim ends, slight signs of wear in the pile, worn away along the sides.
Origin: East Caucasus
Size: 151 x 120 cm
Age: Second half 19th century
Estimate: 5.000,00
Literature: EDER, DORIS, Orientteppiche. Band 1: Kaukasische Teppiche. (Battenberg antiques catalogues) Munich 1979


Rippon Boswell & Co.
International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles
Major Spring Auction

Auction date: Saturday 23. May 2009 at 03 PM