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Antique Shirvan or Khizi rug

Lot: 24
Shirvan A green-ground orduch shield medallion dominates the red field of this carpet from the Shirvan region. The corners are accentuated by blue triangles outlined in yellow. The white border shows a double vine decorated with stylised bird's heads. The orduch design is often encountered in rugs from the Kuba region, and sometimes also occurs in the Kazak area (example in Herrmann). Good condition, original selvedges, new overcasting on the ends.
Origin: East Caucasus
Dimensions: 164 x 128 cm
Age: Late 19th century
Estimate: 6,500.00
Literature: HERRMANN, EBERHART, Kaukasische Teppichkunst im 19. Jahrhundert. Ein Bilderbuch. Munich 1993, no. 48

Major Autumn Auction
Auction date: Saturday 04. December 2010 at 15 o'clock
Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers  of rare carpets & textiles