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...
Exceptional Jaf Kurd bag front, last quarter of the nineteenth century, in excellent condition (oxidization of the lighter brown between the diamonds creating the usual, and desired, sculptured pattern, otherwise full pile, complete ends and sides). The wool is silky and soft, the handle loose, the weave tighter than average. The organization of the diamonds in the field is balanced, and the overall impression is of symmetry...
Rare and finely hand carved wooden loom weft supports, 19th Century, condition good, size: H. 20" x W. 4.5" x D. 2" including pole
(we have several in stock, some without poles)
Antique Luri (Lurs) bag complete with flat woven back and closure system, full pile, beautiful wool, first quarter of the 20th century, natural dyes except for a tip faded pale apricot, very good condition. This bag measures roughly 25" square. Please inquire.
Navajo saddle blanket, measuring 20" x 39", in very good condition (minor stains on one side), dating from around 1920.
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".
Complete saddlebags, Persian tribal, circa 1900, in excellent original condition, of Kurdish (Qarajorlu) origin. 2'2" by 4'5". All natural dyes, with silky wool. Complete with original striped back.
Outstanding Baltimore Album quilt that combines both traditional and whimsical, original blocks. The eagle draws the eye to the center and then allows it to meander through the variety of finely detailed blocks. Signatures indicate the quilt was related to the North and Horner families of mid 19th century Baltimore. More complete information is available to purchaser.
Tiny 19th century netted purse, in salmon silk thread. Gilt frame and piereced gilt frame. Very good condition. Measures 3" by 1 3/4".
Antique hand-made Kashmiri square shawl, Dogra period (1846-1877), with fringe borders embroidered with botehs (paisley design), in good condition, some damage to the small black center.
It is safe to say that this amazing quilt filled with animals is a one of a kind. It is a glorious combination of barnyard animals as well as whales; giraffes and fish. In addition, it has a variety of fruits and vegetables. It is a summer spread professionally mounted on a stretcher that is hinged for easier transport. Measurements are 80" square. Connecticut origin with family history available to purchaser.
Extremely rare antique oversize (room size) Navajo rug, circa 1930-1940, in Ganado or Two grey Hills design. Fresh from a Charlotte NC estate. 7'6" by 10'3". Please inquire
Fine antique Caucasian Kuba Kilim, circa 1890, in very good condition. Good colors, natural dyes, and a great size: 8'9" by 4'6" (267cms by 137cms). Wool warps and wool surface. One of 3 kilims from the Caucasus and from this time period currently offered on this site.
Exceptional antique Jaff Kurd bag face, nineteenth century, full meaty pile, highly saturated colours, natural dyes, complete. This great bagface measures 21" by 23" and is remarkable by the extensive use of green, the number of colours, and the silkiness of the wool. For the advanced collector of tribal trappings.
Antique (Last quarter of the nineteenth century) Balouch double prayer rug, measuring 33" by 63", complete with original selvedges and kilim ends. In fine condition except for the usual but mild oxydation of the browns which gives this rug a sculptured feel, and some restoration to the kilim ends. Definitely a rug for the Balouch collector.
Symmetrically knotted antique (19th Century) Baluch rug with rare abstracted tree design on a camel ground, natural dyes. Complete, with rough kilim ends, sides need re-wrapping. 31" by 57". Overall a beautiful example of this rare type.
Antique Moroccan dowry embroidery (Rabat, late 19th, early 20th), completely reversible, very good condition--that is in my experience exceptional, these pieces are generally fragmentary or worn when they reach the market-- measuring 40" x 56". Very rare in complete and untouched condition. This type of weaving was generally used by Moroccan Jewish families during the elaborate wedding ceremony (cf: "Jewish life in Morocco", where a similar embroidery is pictured).
Fine and rare antique Rabat embroidery, offered in overall good condition (one small area of discoloration, one very small hole). It measures approximately 30" by 37" and is, as always with this sort of embroidery, reversible. This piece appears to date from the 19th century (most of the pieces we encounter are early 20th century productions.) This type of textile from Morocco is extremely rare and collectable...