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Bausback antique Shirvan kilim, Azerbaijan.

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

Major Autumn Auction

Auction date: Saturday 26. November 2011 at 15 o'clock


Lot: 184
Shirvan Kilim This large kilim woven in the Kuba region was purchased from Bausback by a South German collector in 1977. Five hooked diamonds framed by white surrounds with boldly stepped outlines are aligned on the central axis of the midnight blue field. The extra wide, red-ground border contains designs resembling hourglasses. Many of the design outlines have been accentuated by brocading. Similar Kuba kilims have been published by Petsopoulos and Hull. Slight signs of wear, somewhat reduced ends, minor repairs, in good overall condition.

Origin: East Caucasus
Dimensions: 293 x 191 cm
Age: Second half 19th century
Estimate: 3,500.00
Literature: PETSOPOULOS, YANNI, Der Kelim. Ein Handbuch. Munich 1980, no. 303 *** HULL, ALASTAIR & LUCZYC-WYHOWSKA, JOSE, Kilim. The Complete Guide. London 1993, no. 465