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Antique Shirvan kilim, Azerbaijan.

Lot: 13
Azeri Kilim A large, single-panel slit tapestry woven in the southern Caucasus, with a dense, hermetical repeat of hexagons in constantly changing colours enclosing diamonds whose outlines are decorated with polygons. The narrow, white-ground border merges with the field design at the long sides, whereas it is set off from the field by a red-and-white dividing line at the narrow sides. Several stains and darned areas. The warp threads have been braided into wide plaits at both ends.
Origin: South Caucasus Azerbaijan
Size: 255 x 190 cm
Age: Second half 19th century
Estimate: 2.000,00

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

Major Spring Auction
Auction date: Saturday 29. May 2010 at 03 PM