Caucasian antique Afshan rug (290 x 127cm / 305 x 142cm)


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290 x 127 cm (305 x 142 cm)  //  10ft x 4ft 6" to include the mount

Sometime described as either Afshan or Blossam carpets this piece dates to an independent Khanate  period dating prior to Moscvovite control in third quarter of 19th cent. The proportions amongst and weaving quality and other things. signify it is not of a more modern era. Typically associated with the Azerbaijani regional weaving centre of Kuba  perhaps the city of Shamaki / Shamikhi  with which the type of rug Shirvan is associated might be a better candidate for its origin

This very fine Shirvan type rug has been professionally mounted on linen cloth. Conceivably it may be used for light duties but perhaps best used now as a wall hanging.

• first half 19th cent

* Price includes the extensive conservation work - some of the photos prior to conservation

Ref. 15205

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