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AH 1320 (1902 AD) dated antique Shirvan Marasali prayer rug, Azerbaijan.

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

Major Autumn Auction

Auction date: Saturday 26. November 2011 at 15 o'clock
Lot: 236
Marasali Prayer Rug: Botehs in various brilliant colours with serrated outlines and of diverse interior drawing form a dense repeat of offset rows in the midnight blue field. A wide prayer arch has been integrated into the repeat at the upper end. The white-ground border is decorated with red abstract birds. The characteristic shape of the botehs, fine weave and silk wefts indicate that this prayer rug from the Shirvan region belongs to the Marasali group. New overcasting along the sides, both ends minimally reduced, small repiled sections. Otherwise in good condition.
Origin: East Caucasus, Shirvan region
Dimensions: 128 x 117 cm
Age: Second half 19th century
Estimate: 15,000.00
Literature: BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Orientteppiche. Brunswick 1978, pl. S. 239 *** EILAND, MURRAY (ed.), Oriental Rugs from Pacific Collections. San Francisco 1990, no. 181, p. 182