Antique Jaffa Kurd bagface, first quarter of the 20th Century, in excellent condition with full pile and natural dyes.
Antique Jaf (Jaff) Kurdish bagface, circa 1910, in fine condition. This bag measures 23" by 23". Beautiful colors. Mostly natural dyes except for a red which evinces some fading. Please ask for additional photos. One of a number of antique Jaf and other Kurdish bags currently in our inventory.
Antique Senneh (Senna) Kilim from Persian Kurdistan, circa 1910-1920, in excellent condition. All natural dyes. 46" by 62". From a Charlotte, NC estate.
Antique Navaho rug in excellent condition, dating from around 1920, in shades of grey, brown, beige and white, measuring 38" x 82". The natural complement for the Arts and Crafts interior.
Japanese antique old silk tsumugi ikat kasuri child kimono.There are a few stains to the lining. However,They are not disturbing, and as a whole it is in very good condition.size:Length 101cm (39.7inch) sleeve to sleeve 82cm (32.2inch)
Interesting 18th century beaded coin purse, probably English or French, featuring a pattern of red flowers with green leaves against a gold ground. Construction is similar to sable beadwork, but these beads are much bigger than most sable beading. The lining is a beautiful 18th century silk. Excellent condition. Measures 4” by 3 1/2”.
Extremely rare antique Caucasian long rug (44" x 96"), last quarter of the 19th century, in good overall condition, some oxydisation of the browns, selvedges redone. This rug was created in the area of Shusha in the Karabagh area. Cf. "Rugs and Carpets of the Caucasus--The Russian Collections", Illustration 103, for a rug with that unusual variation on the Tree of life design.
This mid 19th century folk art crazy quilt is a wonderful mix of richly colored silks and hand embellished surface stitches. The back is a green cotton sateen fabric tied with floss. Eighty seven silk tags create a whimsical border around the entire piece. Taken from a house used as part of the Underground Railroad during the Civil War, we believe this piece was the energetic work of a child learning how to sew. Lovely flower signed Jane among the varied and heavily embroidered pieces...
Ivory ground Persian Baluch prayer rug, Khorasan, with tree of life design. First half of the twentieth Century, in excellent condition, full pile, extremely fine weave for its type (12 x 14 per inch), beautiful soft wool.
Very fine antique Kashmiri Paisley Shawl, hand-made, 19th century and in wonderful condition. This paisley measures roughly 65" square. Very vivid colors, the best I have personally owned. Please ask for more photos.
Antique Turkoman (Tekke) Khali (dowry rug), last quarter of the 19th Century, full pile, still retaining part of its original flat-woven ends. 3 vertical rows of 8 guls each. 41" by 52".
Antique Kurdish bagface, or bag front, in good condition, still retaining the flat-woven closure band on top. This bag with all natural dyes appears to date from the last quarter of the 19th Century. It measures approximately 20" by 29". For the collector of Persian tribal trappings and rugs.
Antique Persian saddlebag, Shiraz, 19th Century, natural dyes, good condition, made into a pillow, one of two.
Antique Qashqai or Luri saddle bag (single bag complete with flat woven back), circa last quarter of the 19th Century, all natural dyes, large boteh design, 20" by 34", in fair condition, complete with flat-woven closure system.
19th century beaded coin purse, crocheted in crimson silk with cut steel beads and metallic thread border. Fantastic cut steel frame and steel chain. Very good condition; some rust to beads. Measures 3 1/8” by 2 7/8”.
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.
I believe this beautiful beaded piece may be a small table decoration, or napkin. It is a circular panel featuring a vivid wreath of flowers, including a red and a pink rose, bordered by four full layers of different colored fringes. Excellent condition. Measures 6 1/4”.
A pair of beautiful early wedding garters with great American provenance. The white silk garters are embroidered in bright chenille flowers, with the motto “la vertu” (virtue) on one, and “m’attache” (is attached to me, tied to me, etc.) on the other. The garters belonged to Elizabeth Martin and date from 1702, when Elizabeth married her neighbor, Richard Dallam...