Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
A Konakhkend, Kuba runner. First quarter 20thC. 335 x 147cm., Midnight-blue field with two octagonal medallions on a red ground with stepped outline, flanked by same-colour funnel-like blocks and corner octagons. The main border of chains and rosettes, the minor borders with cross, blossoms, and bird's foot motifs. Literature: Azerbaijani-Caucasian Rugs (The Ulmke Collection, Switzerland) Cat. No. 53/ page 258. Azerbaijani Carpets II, Kerimov, Latif; Baku 1983, Russian/English. col. ill. 30.