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Antique Shirvan or Baku "Shield" Medallion rug, Azerbaijan.

Lot: 273
Shirvan The midnight blue field of this finely woven carpet from the Shirvan region is almost completely filled by a red shield shape, notched in several places and outlined in a wide, white contour. It contains five box shapes, each decorated with a cross, and stylised trees. Commonly used in the East Caucasus, this design is called "orduch". Small repiled areas, restored selvedges, good overall condition.
Origin: East Caucasus
Dimensions: 195 x 121 cm
Age: Late 19th century
Estimate: 7,000.00

Rippon Boswell & Co.
International Auctioneers
of rare carpets &
Major Autumn Auction

Auction date: Saturday 04. December 2010 at 15 o'clock