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Antique Zakatala rug with dark colors, North Azerbaijan, 19th century

Major Autumn Auction
Auction date: Saturday 05. December 2009
Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles

Lot: 17
A small Zakatale in dark colours. The field, whose ground colour alternates between beige, dusky pink, earth brown, red-brown and indigo blue, has an unconventional design of amulets, checked box shapes, diamonds and a large hook shape at the lower end, as well as a row of abstract human figures. The boxes in the red-ground main border, divided into eight segments, are reminiscent of the designs seen in Talish carpets. Both ends repiled, otherwise well preserved.
Origin: Central Caucasus
Size: 165 x 97 cm
Age: Late 19th century
Estimate: 2.400,00