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

 Major Autumn Auction
Auction date: Saturday 24. November 2012. Lot: 203
Shirvan Woven in 1908, this red-ground Shirvan with a repeat of three rows of octagons and a border of star-shaped blossoms has survived fully intact; it was woven without a border on the right-hand side, as proven by the original side finish. It is likely that an identical second half existed, and that the two pieces were joined, or meant to be joined. This would have resulted in a larger carpet measuring ca. 300 x 370 centimetres. As the looms used in Caucasian village homes were comparatively narrow, this was the only way to produce larger formats. In view of its dimensions, it does not seem feasible that this may have been a divan rug. Good condition.
Origin: East Caucasus
Dimensions: 370 x 150 cm
Age: 1325 A.H. = 1908 A.D.
Estimate: 8,000.00