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AH 1259 (1843 AD) dated antique Shirvan Kabistan prayer rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Azerbaijan.
A SHIRVAN PRAYER RUG, EAST CAUCASUS
approximately 4ft. 3in. by 3ft. 5in. (1.29 by 1.04m.)
dated 1289 (1872)
ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD
CATALOGUE NOTERelated finely woven rugs with a similar delicate trellis enclosing a variety of blossoms beneath a squared arch on an
ivory ground and dating to the 1870s include a rug now in the Textile Museum, see Jerome Straka and Louise Mackie,
eds., The Oriental Rug Collection of Jerome and Mary Jane Straka, Washington, D.C., 1979, pl. 106; one sold
Sotheby's New York, 1 April 2003, lot 31; another advertised in Hali, issue 68, p. 11; a rug offered at Rippon Boswell &
Co., 23 May 2009, lot 141 and one sold recently, Sotheby's New York, 10 June 2009, lot 40.