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.
This little make-do beadwork piece is a mystery to me in two ways – in function and design. My guess is that it’s a pen rest and that the pen nib was intended to sit in the fluted white fixture at one end. The design on one side is a spaniel, but the design looks extremely odd – perhaps a bagpipe? At any rate, it’s a great little piece in good condition – small losses to spaniel, edges and corners. Measures 2 3/8” by 2”.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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...
Antique Chinese embroidered silk tapestry- Additional details for item # 1340772
Wonderful Art Nouveau style 19th century silk hand-embroidery of a golden hair maiden (a bride?) holding a bouquet of pink flowers, framed within a lacy tree arbor and standing atop a blanket of daisies. Lovely pastel colors in soft shades of pink, green, blue and yellow make this piece feminine and serene. Unusual handmade frame with glass, front and back cut in a stylized V shape. The back of this piece continues the scrolly tree branch, centered with a pastel blue butterfly...
Antique (3rd quarter of the 19th century)Veramin or North West Persian long bag face (25" x 34"), very nice condition, with beautiful natural dyes. For the discerning collector of tribal Persian rugs and trappings.
Antique Balouchi balisht front, tree of life design, with all natural dyes and in excellent condition, including flat-woven ends, complete selvedges, and full pile throughout. This exceptional balisht appears to be dating from the end of the 19th century. 17" by 44" including ends.
Complete antique Afshar bag, last quarter of the nineteenth century, with all natural dyes, complete with flat woven back and closure systems, in excellent condition, with dimensions of 23" by 29". For the discerning collector of fine South Persian tribal rugs, textiles, and trappings.
For the collector of fine Persian trappings and weavings, a very fine Senneh bagface, dating from the second half of the 19th Century, in fine condition (one very old repair in one of the corners). This unusual weaving measures 20" by 40".
Fine antique Qashquai complete bag, with striped kilim back, good colors, soft shiny wool, in good overall condition. This beautiful bag measures 55cm by 100cm.