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The Zaleski Collection of Caucasian rugs – part 1.5

In HALI 175, the extent of the largest, and arguably most important, private collection of antique rugs built anywhere in the world over the last decade or so, was revealed through a selection of Classical and 19th century Caucasian carpets. However limitations of space allowed us to show only a fraction of the collection, so here are some more highlights chosen for the first in this regular column.

 

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Lesghi rug, northeast Caucasus, 3rd quarter 19th century

Lesghi rug, northeast Caucasus, 3rd quarter 19th century, 113 x 161cm. Zaleski Collection

Shirvan rug, east Caucasus, first half 19th century.

Shirvan rug, east Caucasus, first half 19th century. 97 x 137m. Zaleski Collection

 

Kuba rug, east Caucasus, mid-19th century.

Kuba rug, east Caucasus, mid-19th century. 103 x 137cm. Zaleski Collection

 Fachralo Kazak, southwest Caucasus, first half 19th century, 1.72 x 2.10m. Zaleski Collection

Fachralo Kazak, southwest Caucasus, first half 19th century, 1.72 x 2.10m. Zaleski Collection

 

Moghan rug, southeast Caucasus, first half 19th century,

Moghan rug, southeast Caucasus, first half 19th century, 135 x 200cm. Zaleski Collection

Star Kazak rug, Caucasus, first half 19th century

Star Kazak rug, Caucasus, first half 19th century, 157 x 230 cm. Zaleski Collection

Karabagh prayer rug, southern Caucasus, dated 1807

Karabagh prayer rug, southern Caucasus, dated 1807. 100 x 140cm. Zaleski Collection

Kuba Rug, east Caucasus, mid-19th century

Kuba Rug, east Caucasus, mid-19th century, 103 x 137 cm. Zaleski Collection

 

East Caucasian long rug, circa 1800, 1.32 x 2.72m. Zaleski  Collection

East Caucasian long rug, circa 1800, 1.32 x 2.72m. Zaleski Collection

 

Azerbaijan carpet, southern Caucasus, 18th century,

Azerbaijan carpet, southern Caucasus, 18th century, 186 x 1.22 cm. Zaleski Collection

'Dragon' Kazak rug, southwest Caucasus, mid-19th century.

‘Dragon’ Kazak rug, southwest Caucasus, mid-19th century. 160 x 237cm. Zaleski Collection

Kazak Rug, southwest Caucasus,  mid 19th century

Kazak Rug, southwest Caucasus, mid-19th century. 153 x 216 cm. Zaleski Collection.

 

 

 

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