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1263 AH (=1848 AD) dated antique Shirvan Marasali Kabistan prayer rug, Azerbaijan.

Lot: 38
Shirvan Prayer Rug An early dated Shirvan prayer rug (1263 AH = 1848 AD). The white field below the blue mihrab is covered in a net-like diamond lattice enclosing flowering shrubs, with small crosses placed at the intersections. A house-like design is seen below the arch. A larger-scale design of four diamonds and chevrons has been used above the prayer arch. The classic main border design shows birds stylised to S-shapes. Replaced selvedges, both ends slightly reduced, uniformly low pile. A major restored crease at the centre of the field, various minor repairs.
Origin: East Caucasus
Dimensions: 153 x 112 cm
Age: 1263 = 1848
Estimate: 3,500.00

Rippon Boswell & Co.
International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles
Major Autumn Auction
Auction date: Saturday 26. November 2011 at 15 o'clock