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Antique Shirvan Marasali Kabistan prayer rug, c. 1870s, Shirvan Region, Azerbaijan.

Shirvan Prayer Rug, East Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (even wear, small end gouges and tears, corner gouges), 4 ft. 10 in. x 4 ft. 2 in.

Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers of Antiques and Fine Arts
May 14th, 2005