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Antique Shirvan kilim, 182x304cm, Azerbaijan. Dennis R Dodds Collection



This is one of the examples of this classic type; ex-collection David Black and Clive Loveless, London. The saturated palette and crisp, spacious, graphic sensibility represents the zenith of flatwoven art from this famous region along the eastern shore of Azerbaijan. See similar examples in: Black, D. & Loveless, C., THE UNDISCOVERED KILIM, London, 1977, pl. 38 and Eskenazi, J., KILIM, Milano, 1981, pl. 15, p.47,W.,in YAYLA, FORM UND FARBE IN TURKISCHER TEXTILKUNST, Frankfurt and Berlin, 1993, tafel 41.