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Antique Shirvan "Lampali" kilim, Azerbaijan.

Antique Kuba kilim, N.E. Azerbadjian, Ca 1865-1880
An early and highly representative example of this group of powerful Caucasian kilims. Finely woven with a strong handle, the pleasing colours all organic. Yanni Petsopoulos illustrates several closely related pieces in his important book Kilims, London 1979, plts 281, 286 & 287. He describes the main motifs in simple geometric terms but the origin of it is almost certainly zoo-morphic (eagle, turtle). In good condition throughout.
338 x 179 cms, 11'2" x 6'11"

Sold for 2800

The Peter Linden Sale
James Adam Salerooms
24 October 2006