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Antique Shirvan rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. Third quarter 19th century
In this 19th century Caucasian weaving, the influence of Azerbaijani (NW IRAN) 'Garden' carpets of the 18th century can be clearly seen. In particular, the 'grid' arrangements of stylised flowerheads flanking the column of medallions is clearly derived from this earlier group, and the colours have much in common with the palette of early Azerbaijan carpets. These elements make it probable that this rug pre-dates the main corpus of Akstafa runners.
Sotheby's Fine Rugs & Carpets including Islamic Textiles
LOT 69 (of 111)
measurements: 274 by 116cm., 9ft. by 3ft. 10in.