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Antique Heriz rug, Azerbaijan, NW Iran

Major Spring Auction
Auction date: Saturday 28. May 2011 at 15 o'clock
Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles

Lot: 44
Heriz Silk Rug Judging by its style of drawing, generous composition, wide format and patinated colours, this silk carpet with a niche design and two columns is probably one of the oldest surviving examples of its kind. Its likely provenance is the surroundings of Heriz. Obvious signs of age, several holes and tears, backed with linen.
Origin: North West Persia, Azerbaijan
Dimensions: 198 x 147 cm
Age: Ca. 1800
Estimate: 7,500.00