antique zili tenthanging baku region azerbaijan

Antique Zili (tent-hanging), Baku Region, Azerbaijan.


Price

POA

Item Number

DR1

Description

Illustrated in the newly published 3rd edition of my book 'Tribal Rugs - Treasures of the Black Tent' page 278, this rare and beautiful Zili has been subjected to a water leak, and although washed thoroughly and now in good shape, there has been very slight colour fading, particularly at the top. I sold this flat-weave in 2006 and it has just come back to me. The madder-red and indigo-blue squares contain adult and baby peacocks or winged griffins, and was made in extremely fine balanced plain-weave with continuous and discontinuous wefts. A superb and highly collectable wall hanging, made in the Baku region of Azerbaijan around 1880. Such pieces are a rare find these days - most found in today's market are fragments.
Size: 1.90m x 1.30m (6' 3" x 4' 3").
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: DR1



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