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Antique Southern Shirvan Region rug, Azerbaijan

Lot: 40
Saliani Colourful star-shaped blossoms with four buds a border design frequently seen in Karabagh carpets form a dense, four-row pattern repeat in the midnight blue field of this Saliani. Hooked diamonds alternate with pairs of arrowheads in the white-ground main border. The sides have not been cut, but rolled back. Slightly reduced ends, thin pile in places, small stitched holes. The black-brown is corroded.
Origin: South Caucasus, Azerbaijan
Size: 257 x 106 cm
Age: Second half 19th century
Literature: ENGELHARDT, EVA, Teppiche - Die Bilder des Orients. Heidelberg 1977, no. 143

Major Spring Auction
Auction date: Saturday 23. May 2009 at 03 PM
Rippon Boswell & Co.
International Auctioneers of rare Carpets & Textiles