A LENKORAN RUG, SOUTH CAUCASUS
late 19th century,
approximately 280 by 165cm; 9ft. 2in., 5ft. 5in.
Rug is slightly splayed. Lower edge is 173 cm wide(163cm at narrowest). Overall very good condition, generally even 5mm pile overall; gentle oxidisation to dark browns. Minute amount of old moth in inner blue guard stripe at upper end. Re-overcast sides. Ends with trimmed warp fringe and secured with running stitch, Good strong colour. Nice flexible handle. Would benefit from a clean.
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