6 April 2006
A KARABAGH KELLEH
SOUTH CAUCASUS, SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY
Of Sunburst design, evenly worn, extensive repiling, selvages replaced, ends rewoven
20ft. x 8ft.11in. (609cm. x 271cm.)
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A kelleh with very similar drawing but on a red field is in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (Charles Grant Ellis, Early Cauccasian Rugs, Washington D.C. 1975, pl.17, pp.64-5). The blue ground found here is a more unusual variant.
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