Illustrated in my 3rd edition 'Tribal Rugs - Treasures of the Black Tent' I sold this rare and beautiful Zili in 2006 and it has recently come back to me. The mother and child peacocks or winged griffins are woven in extremely fine balanced plain-weave with continuous and discontinuous wefts. This is a superb and highly collectable wall-hanging from around 1880.
Origin: Baku Region, Azerbaijan
Size: 1.90m x 1.30m (6ft 3in x 4ft 3in )
Date: Circa 1880
Condition: Very good condition.