Antique Corridor Rug, Seichour, Eastern Caucasus.

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BM/AK

Wow! Not being at all biased, but this must be one of the best Seichour corridor rugs I've ever seen!
The fabulous green field is not just one shade of green but several striations or abrash. The weaver has quite obviously run out of natural green wool using different shades throughout. The main border is typically Seichour - like a wave design but powerful in its drawing. An incredibly beautiful corridor rug in very good condition from circa 1860-1870.
See the close-up images for better colour representation.
Size: 2.77m x 0.94m (9' 1" x 3' 1").
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Antique Zili (tent-hanging), Baku Region, Azerbaijan.

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DR1

Illustrated in the newly published 3rd edition of my book 'Tribal Rugs - Treasures of the Black Tent' page 278, I sold this rare and beautiful Zili 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").
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Antique Shadda (cover), Karabagh, Southern Caucasus.

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BM/MJ

A rare and magnificent flatweave called a 'Shadda', from the Karabagh region of the southern Caucasus - possibly even Shahsevan tribes. The cover is in original condition, bar a few tiny holes, and had been hanging in a London house for 20 years. Dating to circa 1850, the shadda contains four rows of camel caravans on migration. A truly fabulous and highly collectable flatweave.
Size: 2.06m x 1.98m (6' 9" x 6' 6").
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Antique Bag-face, Kazak Mountains Region, South-west Caucasus. ...

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GT/BM

Stunning simplicity shown in the drawing of the flame symbols (botehs) on a deep indigo-blue field. Once part of a bag, this beautiful bag-face was knotted in the Kazak Mountains region of the south-west Caucasus during the mid 19th century. This is a rare weaving and it reminds me of the fabulous Marasali rugs made in the eastern Caucasus during the 19th century.
Size: 60cm x 51cm (2' 0" x 1' 8").
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Antique Early Caucasian Rug, Shirvan, East Caucasus. ...

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BM/GT1

Here we see one of the earliest of the so-called 'shield' design rugs from the Shirvan region, eastern Caucasus, dating to the early 19th century. The yellow field is rare and beautiful, and contains a myriad of symbolic shapes throughout - the dark-brown symbols having fairly heavy corrosion due to the iron mordant. Nevertheless, the rug is complete with evenly-low pile all over. Highly collectable.
Size: 1.22m x 1.16m (4' 0" x 3' 10").
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Antique Lesghi Rug, Lesghian Tribes, South-Western Caucasus. ...

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BM/DR4

This rug is amazing! Full pile and great overall condition for a rug made in Lesghi territory, south-western Caucasus around 1880-1890. The colours are fabulous - rich vegetable dyes predominate - and the glowing indigo-blue field containing 3 'Lesghi stars' outlined in madder-red and beautiful rich green. The main ivory border is powerful and symbolically frames and protects the inner Paradise. A truly magnificent, collectable rug.
Size: 1.83m x 1.22m (6' 0" x 4' 0").
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Antique Shirvan Rug, Eastern Caucasus

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S105

A finely knotted rug made in the eastern Caucasus in the region of Shirvan around 1890 - 1900. The rug is in very good condition - albeit having evenly low pile due to the extremely fine weave and low-cut knots. The colours are all from vegetable dyes.
Size: 2.00m x 1.32m (6' 6" x 4' 4").
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Antique Akstafa Prayer-Rug, Eastern Caucasus

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SB1

This beautiful, early Akstafa prayer-rug from the eastern Caucasus was made around 1860. The rug is in very good condition with a few very minor areas of re-knotting near the original selvedges and a very small 'ruck' line which is easily repaired after the rug has a stretch. The dyes are all natural and the pile good all-over.
A very collectable rug of the type.
Size: 1.70m x 0.82m (5' 7" x 2' 8").
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| $5,992 USD | €5,099 EUR

Antique Moghan Rug, Moghan, Azerbaijan, South-Western Caucasus ...

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B2

This magnificent corridor rug from the Moghan region of Azerbaijan, was made around 1870 and is in excellent condition. The natural colour palette is stunning and I particularly like the main border with its archaic 'bird' design.
Size: 2.74m x 1.00m (9' 0" x 3' 3").
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| $4,993 USD | €4,249 EUR

Antique Perepidal Rug, Eastern Caucasus

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BM/TC

This rug is a magnificent example of very finely knotted Perepidal work from the 1870s. Note the zoomorphic birds with their wings outstretched and the depiction of stylised dragons in the central field. The vegetable colours are superb and bar a few minor repairs, the rug is in very good condition.
Size: 1.63m x 1.12m (5' 4" x 3' 8").
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| $4,660 USD | €3,966 EUR

Antique Armenian Rug, Armenia.

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BM830

A most attractive rug of Armenian origin - often wrongly labelled 'Kazak'. The natural colours are vibrant and glowing with wonderful use of indigo-blue in the central field. Note also the change of madder-red wool batch at the top of the rug where the weaver ran out of the darker red colour.
Size: 1.96m x 1.46m (6' 5" x 4' 9").
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| $1,997 USD | €1,700 EUR

Antique Akstafa Rug, Eastern Caucasus

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BM412

Here we have a fabulous Akstafa rug dated 1303 in the Islamic calendar - 1886 in the solar calendar.
The rug has all vegetable colours and is in excellent condition, albeit requiring a good wash! Rugs from the Akstafa region are normally longer in size whereas this one is shorter - in fact a much better size for western homes. The myriad of stylised creatures is extremely charming - the large scale 'peacocks' depicted down both sides of the blue field is a characteristic of Akstafa rugs.
Size: 2.36m x 1.30m (7' 9" x 4' 3").
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