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A Lyampa (Shusha District), Karabakh runner. Early 20thC. 270 x 126cm.

Estimate: $1,800 - $3,400


Lot Description

A Lyampa (Shusha District), Karabakh runner. Early 20thC. 270 x 126cm., Large medallions and pendant appendages decorate the central axis framed by four mirrored pairs of parrots and scattered rosettes. Prof. Kerimov interpreted the white toothed figures in the corners as skeletons of some unknown animal. He reported the name Lyampa refers to an ornamented ceiling from which a chandelier is hung. Literature: Azerbaijani-Caucasian Rugs (The Ulmke Collection, Switzerland) Cat. No. 221/ page 594