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Vogel Shirwan, 107 x 166 cm

Lot reference 14841371
Vogel Shirwan, 107 x 166 cm

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107 x 166 cm

Material: Wool on wool
Manufacturing period: 1900-1949
Country: Azerbaijan
Condition: Overall in good condition with traces of ageing and usage

Bird Shirwan.

Very expertly knotted rug.
Sharp details, calm, attuned colours.
Warp and weft in white wool.
450 knots/m².
Around 1900.
107 x 166 cm.

Kabystan, Gabristan, Semaka district Shirvan.
A bird shirvan or shirwan is a type of carpet from the
Shirvan district in eastern Azerbeidjan.

On a dark indigo blue background a stepped hexagon in the central field in a copper red colour with an inside of rhombuses in which white bird-like figures are depicted.
The 'birds' are represented with double wings and fly towards the centre.
Are they angels, doves, or Simorgh, the fire eagle?
All three feature in the district's myths.
Medallions in the dark blue field, including Talish medallions in the four corners.

The main edge has a white field with a zigzag pattern, also referred to as the eagle's beak. Or birds-on-a-pile in the English language.
In the colours light blue, mid-blue and the same copper red colour a the large central hexagon.


A virtually identical carpet is depicted in:
Band I, Kaukasische Teppiche by Doris Eder.
A publication by Battenberg.
pp. 260-261, image 263.
The similarities are so great that both carpets seem to be from the hand of the same maker.
Even the medallions are identical, as is their positioning.
Only the length size deviates for 10%.
It is as if it is the same carpet, but shrunk in its 40 year lifetime.
107 x 166 versus 107 x 180.

Handbuch der orientalischen und afrikanischen Teppiche, Office du Livre,
Erwin Gans-Ruedin, pp. 90-91.

Will be shipped registered and insured using PostNL.

Nl bieder2506  

Feedback score: 91.7%
Reviews given: 65
Member since: February 26, 2016
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    vaubois July 14, 2018

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    er zijn maar 5 stoelen geleverd ipv de aangeboden 6 en twee stoelen van de 6 blijken onbruikbaar. 1 slecht gelijmde poot brak direct af. wil aankoop ontbinden. verkoper reageert niet.
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    frammelt May 22, 2018

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    Vreemd dat deze feedback weer verschijnt.
    Hij was al teruggezet door catawiki.
    Nogmaals. ik heb gereageerd, we hebben ook per telefoom/sms contact gehad en ik heb u al een positief voorstel gedaan nl om de gebroken stoelpoot te lijmen. Hoe die stuk is gegaan kan ik niet beoordelen. ik kan en wil daar niet op in gaan. Ik heb 6 stevige stoelen meegegeven. Dat hebben we samen nog gecontroleerd toen u ze ophaalde. Maanden zijn die stoelen hier gebruikt en hier was niets aan de hand. Dat kan ik vaststellen. Verder schrijft u later 6 stoelen ontvangen te hebben en een maand later schrijft u opeens dat het er maar 5 waren - tegenstrijdig moet ik vaststellen. Ik ben nog gaan twijfelen aan mezelf en ben opnieuw gaan tellen op de foto van de advertentie op CW - 6 stoelen.
    Daarna nog gaan kijken in mijn opslag maar natuurlijk ook daar geen 6de stoel aangetroffen. Vanaf mij heeft u er 6 gehad.
    Ik houd er echt niet ééntje achter. U schrijft ook zelf aanvankelijk dat het er 6 waren - I rest my case. Ik was net van plan vandaag een mail naar u te sturen, maar omdat u weer die negatieve feedback wenste te geven doe ik dit dan ook maar hier. Jammer dat het zo gaat. Maar het klopt niet en ik laat het hier bij.
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    Beautiful carpet delivered rapidly.
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    Cristiano1942 May 8, 2018

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    Perfect. Fast delivery. Thanks!
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    user-d253272 April 26, 2018

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    Bel tappeto che, grazie ad un discreto lavoro di restauro, ha ripreso tutto il suo antico splendore. Sono contento del suo acquisto. Grazie Bieder2506.
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    Vd1952 April 10, 2018

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