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 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.
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 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
Antique Persian long rug, circa 1910, of Kurdish (Bidjar) origin, measuring approximately 4' by 14'2", in good overall condition, with complete ends and sides.
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.
Mariner's Compass quilt done in the most typical of eastern Pennsylvania ( Lancaster County, in this case) calico fabrics. Interesting use of the diamond inner border usually seen in Lancaster County Amish quilts. Fabrics are all strong and intact; several very light stains are not obtrusive. Measures 87" square; circa 1880. A well made example of a pattern that is very difficult to execute.
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.
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.
A striking quilt in a deep red and black. Most importantly the quilt has, stitched on its reverse, "Sarah amd Anne Hoit, Burlington, VT 1838". It also has, stitched at a later time, "A Present to O. Sherman 1881". It is very uncommon to find a quilt, especially such an early one, with such complete information as to the maker, place and date...
19th Century Flemish Tapestry. This beautiful antique tapestry is 47"W by 78"H. It has lovelt soft greens and beiges mixed with dark pinks, salmons and morrone. It is in good condition, has a cotton backing with a velcro attached hanger.
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.
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.
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.
Super early 20th century cut steel beaded purse with everything intact – a rarity for these delicate pouches! From the lovely beading to the gorgeous full fringe to the fringed flap to the beaded handle, this purse has it all. Top bar frame is intact; lining is good; it’s shattered a bit near the top. Measures 4 ¾” by 6 ¼” (fringe adds 2 ½”).
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".
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 (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.