THE ULMKE COLLECTION OF AZERBAIJANI-CAUCASIAN RUGS Wednesday, 1 December 2021 - 10:00 AM start
A Verni (so-called Zili), Karabakh flatweave. Late 19thC. 278 x 224cm.
Kerimov notes this traditional pattern "...which resemble the Latin letter 'S'...The dragon symbolises water in excess", repeated in large format across the entire rug alternating with a white or blue background, enclosing multiple small-s motifs. Made in two sections sewn together. Literature: Azerbaijani-Caucasian Rugs (The Ulmke Collection, Switzerland) Cat. No. 231/ page 614 and page 65