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Antique Moghan (Mughan) rug, late 19th century, Azerbaijan

Lot: 159
Moghan: A rare Moghan with a light blue field that is darker at the top, and densely filled with hooked diamonds. The central axis is accentuated by larger hooked diamonds united into a patterned bar by a double contour line. The weaver has used a great number of colours, employing them deliberately to create an impression of constant change. This beautiful collector’s piece was acquired by Ulrich Schurmann, the well-known Cologne gallery owner, in the Sixties. – Minimally reduced ends, original selvedges. Good condition.
Origin: South East Caucasus
Size: 291 x 125 cm
Age: Second half 19th century
Estimate: 12500 €


Rippon Boswell
Catalogue: Major Spring Auction
Auction date: Saturday 23. May 2009 at 03 PM