148 x 120 cm // 4ft 10" x 3ft 11"
Carpets from the Baku Peninsula and known as Khila are rare and this dated example makes for a fascinating and beautiful rug. The unusually tasteful and sophisticated colour way reflects an urbanised aesthetic and the probable proximity to Baku city and that of the possibility of a professional workshop.
Condition: Pile is evenly low but not worn except areas of black where normal oxidisation has taken place
• mid 19th C, dated 1854 / 1271 (AH)