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Antique Caucasian Khyzy Qushlu Zili

Code: KHZZ01

Age: ~1900

: 200x250cm

Size (ft): 6'6"x8'2"

Material: wool

Description: A finely embroidered flatweave with individual squared panels each containing rich tribal iconography such as abstract fan-tailed birds, alternated rows of stylised botehs, mythical double birds and tree-like motif (which can be seen in early Turkish carpets depicted in medieval Italian paintings of the 14-15th centuries). Covers of this type embody the tribal language of the Turkic tribes of the area, as well as an archetypal imagery of tribal iconography in general (R. Pinner, The Animal Tree and the Great Bird in Myth and Folklore, in Turkoman Studies I, London 1980, pp. 204-208). Embroideries such as this one are the most genuine manifestations of the Caucasian folk tradition; its exquisite tactile quality makes it a masterpiece of rare beauty. Good condition.

Similar examples:

- Lefevre, London, 6 April 1984, lot 31

- Hali Magazine, 2001 no:115, page 131

- Christies 6 February 1993, Fine Oriental Rugs and Carpets, lot 73

- Christie's 14 October 2004, lot 236

- National Art Museum of Azerbaijan, identified as "Baku"

- Iparmuveszeti Muzeum, Budapest (Museum of Applied Arts), inv. no: 87.35.1

- Siyawouch Azadi "Azerbaijani Caucasian rugs" plate no: 121

- Rhode Island School of Design Museum, inv. no: 1997.24.24

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