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Antique Shirvan rug, Azerbaijan. 19th century. Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles

Major Spring Auction
Auction date: Saturday 25. May 2013. Lot: 79
Shirvan Long Rug This blue-ground Shirvan long rug shows a tree design arranged in three parallel rows as well as a wide border. An extremely fine weave. Slight signs of wear in the pile, which is rather low in places. Original sides, remains of the kilim finishes survive at both ends.
Origin: East Caucasus
Dimensions: 426 x 125 cm
Age: Second half 19th century
Estimate: 6,000.00
Literature: BAUSBACK, PETER, Alte und antike orientalische Knupfkunst. Mannheim 1983, pl. p. 63