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Antique Shirvan kilim, Azerbaijan.

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

Major Autumn Auction

Auction date: Saturday 04. December 2010 at 15 o'clock


Lot: 199
Shirvan Kilim A single-panel kilim of wide, red and dark blue horizontal stripes, each containing three large hexagons enclosing a diamond, and white-ground dividing bands in which small stepped polygons are lined up as if on a string. One of the typical structural features of such kilims is their firmly depressed weave, giving their surface a slightly ribbed appearance. The light pink in some areas of the design has discoloured the neighbouring sections, meaning it is probably a chemical dye, which provides a clue to the date. Several old repairs, good overall condition.
Origin: East Caucasus
Dimensions: 268 x 161 cm
Age: Late 19th century
Estimate: 2,400.00
Literature: EILAND, MURRAY L. Jr. & EILAND, MURRAY III, Oriental Carpets. A Complete Guide. 4th edition, Boston, New York, Toronto, London 1998, no. 292