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Antique Zakatala carpet, North Azerbaijan, 19th century.

Major Spring Auction
Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles
Auction date: Saturday 23. May 2009

Lot: 181
Zakatale A white-ground Zakatale with eight Memling güls in pale green, pink and dark blue. Also on a white ground, the border shows animal shapes drawn as abstract “S” forms. The typical coarse weave, a high pile. – Several rewoven areas, the original selvedges have been partially repaired.
Origin: Central Caucasus
Size: 186 x 133 cm
Age:Late 19th century
Estimate:2.500,00 €