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Double niche antique Zakatala rug, North Azerbaijan, 19th century. Published in Hali Magazine, Issue 78

Hali Magazine notes: A Zakatala district long rug of the 'fine' type with a "Sewan" style medallion, three additional panels at the top, and an extraordinary border lavout. The dyes used in this piece include a fugitive fuchsine, which would dale the rug quite precisely to the last quarter of the 19th century. However, the "glossy wool is of excellent quality, giving this carpet a smooth, heavy handle