Antique Turkish (Melaz, Melez, Milas) prayer rug, 19th century, with all natural dyes, complete with original selvedges and kilim ends, wear to the pile consistent with ethnographic use. This beautiful rug measures 37" by 52".
Antique Luri rug, last quarter of the 19th century to 1900, shaded dark indigo field with diagonal rows of hooked boteh motifs, rows of animals at both ends, all natural dyes including various shades of blue, blue-green, red, ivory, gold, etc. In overall good condition, ends complete, one small old repair. Measures approximately 4'9" by 9'3". More photos upon request.
Beautiful antique beaded child’s cap with green silk lining, possibly Turkish. The abstract beadwork motifs are bright; the edging is couched in metallic thread. Excellent condition.
Complete pair of antique South Persian Qashqai saddlebags, offered in good condition.
Beautiful and basically complete pair of Qashqai saddlebags (SW Persia, Shiraz, Khamseh) last quarter of the nineteenth century, with unusual extra pile strips on the reverse.
Antique star design Luri chanteh in excellent original condition and with natural dyes. This wonderful little bag measures 35cm by 30cm and still retains its goat hair selvedges and strap.
Wonderful star design Kurdish bagfront, 19th Century, with all natural dyes, in overall good condition (one small old professional repair, slight end reduction). Very floppy handle, good silky wool, unusual design both in field and border. This piece measures 24" by 26". Good collector piece.
Very unusual Yomud Asmalyk, mid-nineteenth century, very fine weave, rare small size (30" x 15"), unique floral gul, complete and in fair condition (1" square showing foundation, easily repaired). For the collector of Turkoman weavings and trappings.
Antique Persian saddlebag, Shiraz, 19th Century, natural dyes, good condition, one of two. Both of these bags are notable for the silkiness of the wool and the high saturation of the dyes.
Antique Turkish Melez rug, 19th Century, measuring 39" x 53", in good overall condition, natural dyes, some areas of reweaving, new selvedges, "double-prayer" design. A beautiful rug for the wall.
Antique Oushak runner, measuring 43" x 136", dating from the late 19th-early 20th century, in excellent condition. A very decorative rug.
Antique Kuba Kilim, 19th century, measuring 6' x 10'6", some old repairs, otherwise complete and in good condition. We have a selection of fine antique Kilims and Jajims for sale that may not be listed on this website. Please inquire.
Antique Kurdish bagface, dating from around 1890, featuring stylized birds and an extra panel. It is in nice condition, with full pile except from damage to the extra panel, which would merit restoration.
A large silk satin fan, with sixteen gilt decorated wood "sticks", hand-painted depicting four birds amongst flowering prunus or cherry branches. This item is made with Chinese silk but was probably made in France and was retailed in Liverpool - unusually complete with its original box which carries a dispatch date of 9th November 1898. This item is in very good unused condition. 34cm (13.3inches) long; 62cm (24.3inches) wide when extended...
"Roman Cross", a pieced quilt, this is a remarkable example of a relatively early quilt, circa 1860-1880, the fabrics are documented classics of the period and remain strong and vibrant. There is one tiny professional repair and very minor muting of the fabric along the binding. The stitching is entirely by hand at seven stitches per inch and includes diagonal, parallel line quilting, thin batting. A very special find, professionally washed and ready for use or display. 90"x80"...
Two unique, handmade pillows
Black face on left - made of cotton sateen with wool embroidery. Wonderful plaited hairstyle. Three dimensional lips; oilcloth eyes are cut out to enhance her coy smile. Measures 12" in diameter; circa 1920.
Circle pillow with appliqued date 1893 and initials SM. Hearts appliqued on both sides. Made of wool suiting with some old, very well done repairs. Measures 13" in diameter.
Very fine Balouchi Balisht in fine condition, measuring 16" by 30", last quarter of the nineteenth century, camel ground, natural dyes. Feel free to ask for more photos.
19th Century craftsmanship for today's lifestyle. This is a richly colored hand dyed cotton antique American Folk Art floral hooked rug in shades of cream, beige, brown, gray and red comprising a centered diamond with scattered flowers and leaves. The outer corners having floral bouquets on a deep brown striated background, striped border. Size: 107" x 69". Condition is excellent with one minor repair on back.