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Antique Shirvan Prayer rug, Shirvan Region, Azerbaijan. Late 19th century.

Rippon Boswell & Co.
International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles
Major Spring Auction

Auction date: Saturday 23. May 2009 at 03 PM
Lot: 192
Shirvan Prayer Rug A rare prayer rug from the Shirvan region, with large angular palmettes placed in offset rows. The ground colour of the field alternates between red and blue. Many small animals have been inserted into the design. Both ends rewoven, reselvedged sides. Uniformly low pile.
Origin: East Caucasus
Size: 176 x 97 cm
Age: Second half 19th century
Estimate: 3.600,00