Antique Baluch Saddle Bag (complete khorjin with back), SW Afghanistan (border of SE Persia), circa 1900. The flat weave on this piece is very reminiscent of Kurdish work (it is known that Kurdish groups live among the Baluch). The colours are all from natural dyes, and beautifully saturated
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.
Very unusual antique Kurdish bagface, circa 1900 or before, in overall good condition (two corners slightly eared, otherwise retaining its closure system on one end and some flatweave on the other). This bag face measures 24" by 25". Nice abrash from dark indigo to pale blue.
Antique N.W. Persian saddlebag, made into a pillow but complete with flat weave back. It dates from the first quarter of the 20th century, and is in excellent condition.
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.
Antique Afshar rug, last quarter of the 19th century, in excellent condition, including original ends and selvedges, extremely fine weave, silky wool, very floppy handle, all natural dyes, measuring 72" x 54". This is the best Afshar I have owned. For the discriminating collector of South Persian rugs.
Antique Balouchi prayer rug (Dokhtor-i- Ghazi), measuring 38" x 50", dating from the first quarter of the last century, in excellent condition, full pile, silk highlights, complete kilim panels on both ends, original selvedges. For the discriminating collector.
Antique Luri (Lurs) single bag, complete with flat woven back and closure system, late nineteenth century, all natural dyes, beautiful red ground, ivory border, very tribal. This collector bag measures roughly 22" by 24" and is in good overall condition. Please inquire.
Complete pair of antique Turkish Malatya saddlebags, probably woven by Kurdish villagers in the end of the nineteenth century, in very good condition except for one old repair. One of two pairs of Malatya saddlebags currently in our inventory.
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.
Antique Turkoman (Yomud) Asmalyk, dating from the last quarter of the 19th Century, in excellent condition.
Antique Luri saddle bag (single bag), from the first quarter of the 20th century, good colors, in nice overall condition, silky soft wool, complete with striped flat woven back and closure system (loops missing). This bag measures 21" by 22" not including the back. This back features a nice ivory border and a very loose spontaneous design. For the sophisticated collector of Oriental rugs and trappings.
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...
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.