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Moghan sumakh, Azerbaijan, second half 19th century, 3ft. 2in. x 1ft. 9in. Lot 187 Austrian Auction Company, 19th November, estimate: €1.400 – 1.800. Although offered in a previous sale, this unusual sumakh bag is made up of two bags face fragment sewn together. The colours and wool quality of the bags from the Moghan area of the Transcaucasian region are always exceptional and reflect those of the rugs and flatweaves. There are only a few sumakh bags with the all-over Memling göl design, the best of which is in a US private collection. Although damaged the exceptional quality of this fragment is worthy of addition to any good collection.

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