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

Lot 93
Akstafa Long Rug, Southeast Caucasus, late 19th century, (minor end reweaves, small red stain), 9 ft. 10 in. x 4 ft. 6 in.
Estimate $3,000-4,000
Sold for $4,740

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Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets - Sale 2582B - Lot 93