A wonderful hand sewn, hand embroidered 19th century men’s smoking cap in rich brown velvet with a deep red tassel! The fez style cap is embroidered with olive and cream silks in a floral motif. In wonderful condition, from the crimson lining to the red tassel! Measures roughly 6 ½” in diameter and 3” deep.
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.
Antique Turkoman (Yomud) Asmalyk, dating from the last quarter of the 19th Century, in excellent condition.
Antique Turkoman (Ersari) torba, dating from the last quarter of the 19th Century, measuring 16" by 47", in excellent condition. This torba sold but we do have another Ersari torba currently on stock. 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 Kuba Kilim, 19th century, measuring 6' x 10'6", some old repairs, otherwise complete and in good condition. We have a selection of fine antique Kilims and Jajims for sale that may not be listed on this website. Please inquire.
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.
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.
Large rectangular Jaff Kurd bag face, 28" x 46", good colors and condition, first quarter of the 20th century.
Antique Oushak runner, measuring 43" x 136", dating from the late 19th-early 20th century, in excellent condition. A very decorative rug.
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.
Antique Turkish Melez rug, 19th Century, measuring 39" x 53", in good overall condition, natural dyes, some areas of reweaving, new selvedges, "double-prayer" design. A beautiful rug for the wall.
Antique Persian saddlebag, Shiraz, 19th Century, natural dyes, good condition, made into a pillow, one of two.
Antique Persian saddlebag, Shiraz, 19th Century, natural dyes, good condition, one of two. Both of these bags are notable for the silkiness of the wool and the high saturation of the dyes.
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 Kurdish bagface, first quarter of the 20th Century, in excellent condition and with natural dyes. Beautiful gold border, dark brown ground.