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Antique Zakatala rug, North Azerbaijan, 19th century

Major Autumn Auction
Auction date: Saturday 29. November 2014
Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles

Lot: 63
The red abrashed field contains six horizontal rows of three trees each; growing from bowls, they alternate in colour between yellow and blue. The white-ground border shows a rare variation of a meandering vine reciprocally interlocked in a complex way. The coarse weave and resulting angular drawing, the specific colours and the design a type unknown in other Caucasian rugs mean this piece falls into the group of village rugs from the Zakatale region, situated in the north west of what is now the Republic of Azerbaijan. Reknotted finishes, several restored areas, good overall condition.
Origin: Central Caucasus
Dimensions: 243 x 116 cm
Age: Late 19th century
Estimate: 2,500.00