Hugh Rance

I'm a sculptor and teacher of flute and sax for the county music school in Cork, Ireland with a background in archaeology and a passion for antique kilims, tribal rugs, world culture and mythology. I enjoy traveling off the beaten track to find interesting pieces. I run a part-time business selling rugs at two local markets in West Cork, Ireland (weather permitting!) and online. I have over 600+ and 100% positive feedback on ebay and have an ebay shop: http://stores.ebay.com/TRIBAL-RUGS-AND-KILIMS

I am not an expert and welcome any constructive suggestions on the pieces that I list here or on my own websites: www.kilim.ie and www.tribal-art.org as I consider the whole process an enjoyable learning experience.

  • Beautiful mid 19th c. East Anatolian large Kazak shield rug fragment from Kars Woven in Kars region of East Anatolia by Borjalu (Borchaly) ... read more
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  • Large antique Konya enikli kilim. An unusual kilim with the motifs in the separately woven wide border panels matching the field design, ... read more
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  • Early to mid 19th century West Anatolian Karakecili kilim
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  • Unusual Anatolian yoruk prayer kilim. One of my recent finds from June spent in Turkey. An interesting and expressive kilim with an outer ... read more
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  • Rare survivor, a very large finely woven 19th century West Anatolian Elmali kilim chuval.
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  • Old Anatolian child's angora yatak rug from Karapinar. One of my recent finds from a trip to Turkey in June, a very unusual ... read more
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  • Rare type of striped antique Anatolian kilim made by a Turkmen weaver in the Karaman to Aksaray area.
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  • Antique Shahsavan soumac and kilim mafrash panel. Unusually still with part of its striped kilim base intact, this mid 19th century Shahsavan mafrash ... read more
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  • Complete 19th century Malatya chuval with unusual design and excellent colours.
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  • Antique Anatolian chuval from East Anatolia with intense natural dyes. An unusual survivor, a 19th century East Anatolian chuval with beautiful natural dyes ... read more
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  • 19th century prayer rug from from Mucur in Kırşehir province, Central Anatolia. An unusual mihrab with multiple arches, very good drawing and beautiful ... read more
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  • Particularly interesting and unusual West Anatolian Bergama yoruk rug from Kozak village. One of the rugs, kilims and collectible textiles i found in ... read more
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  • East Anatolian Shavak baby carrier, complete with kilim back. Finely woven on a narrow hand loom in two joined soumac panels. Circa 1900 ... read more
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  • Finely woven 19th century Shahsavan mafrash panel with good colours and interesting bat like secondary design elements. One of the weavings from a ... read more
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  • Antique chanteh or salt bag adapted from a section of a wide tent band with interesting design and good colours. Size: two ... read more
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  • Chinese Qin nation gilt bronze belt buckle from the Zhou Dynasty 770-221 b.c.
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  • Finely woven Arab Baluch rug in exceptional condition.
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  • Rare type of Goklan tribe Turkmen saddle rug or ‘tscherlik’ Finely knotted with well drawn multiple keyed Bastani guls and in exceptional condition. Not ... read more
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  • Mystery weaving of unknown use and origin. Thick wool pile on a coarse striped flatweave foundation woven with natural dark and mid brown ... read more
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  • Rare type of kilim with flax warps and grey angora wool possibly from Ukraine. Kilims with spun flax warps were only woven in ... read more
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  • An attractive east Anatolian Malatya chuval with Memling guls and striped kilim skirts. Good colours and in excellent original condition, the back lined ... read more
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  • An exceptional silk hatti from Homs, western Syria. A 'hatti' silk head dress shawl of the finest quality made by the weaver Issa ... read more
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  • Rare type of East Anatolian tribal kilim.
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  • Chinese Qing dynasty silk scroll edict by the Yongzheng Emperor dated 1729 The edict in praise of the famous Chinese scholar and poet ... read more
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  • Interesting antique two medallion Chajli rug with good colours and condition and minor repairs. Size 196cm x 106cm. For more photos see: link ... read more
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  • Unusual type of Anatolian prayer rug from Sivas with double floating prayer arches in the mirhab. One of the recent arrivals ... read more
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  • Large 19th century central Anatolian kilim
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  • Rare Uzbek Lakai tribe camel headdress.
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  • Fine Uzbek Lakai tribe silk embroidered 'segusha'. Embroidered in silk using needlepoint technique with silk tassels and antique beads. In some cases the ... read more
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  • Large and rare 19th century Anatolian Rashwan tribe kilim in exceptional condition
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  • Beautifully drawn Anatolian Karakecili tribe kilim From a newly arrived collection of antique kilims and rugs. Excellent design and good colours, peppered with ... read more
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  • Antique Burmese or Cambodian carved wood large animal bell Beautifully carved from extremely dense hard wood with detailed repeated niche motifs around the ... read more
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  • Fine circa 1900 Anatolian Drejan Tribe prayer kilim from Malatya.
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  • Large mid 19th century central Anatolian kilim
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  • Museum quality 19th century distaff or 'priyalka' from the Russian Artic region.
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  • Early pair of Tibetan or Mongolian Buddhist tsakli. Tsakli are small thangka paintings used for personal Buddhist practice and are sometimes painted ... read more
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  • An unresearched large medieval dish formerly the property of an English archaeologist. Acquired at a uk auction in the early 1980s from ... read more
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  • Inscribed and dated 1881, a Bulgarian Ottoman silver bracelet from a collection of 19th century silver bracelets, including other inscribed examples. The ... read more
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  • Early 19th century a Bulgarian Ottoman silver bracelet from a collection of 19th century silver bracelets, including other inscribed and dated examples. ... read more
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  • Central Anatolian kilim fragment circa 1800-1850 with excellent colours from natural dyes with good saturation, including a lovely apricot, aubergine and vibrant ... read more
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  • Unusual Uzbek napramash from Samarkand or Nurata. Following some debate about this piece and the difference between Khirgiz and Uzbek khorjins and ... read more
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  • Finely woven 19th east Anatolian kilim with good colours complete with full borders at both ends, some corroded weft, old faded repairs ... read more
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  • Antique east Anatolian half kilim fragment, delicate drawing, Adana style design with that refined late 19th century look. 244cm x 80cm. ... read more
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  • Antique Central Asian Uzbek Ghudgeri kilim or 'jajim' woven in seven joined panels with 12 decorated bands. a strong tightly woven kilim ... read more
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  • Late 18th to early 19th century Anatolian Karakecili tribe kilim.
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  • Rare type of Kurdish Khorasan Quchan rug.
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  • Rare 19th century zili and soumac kilim camel cover from Khizi, Shirvan, Azerbaijan An interesting and very rare 19th century kilim, part of ... read more
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  • Unusual large West Anatolian Karakecili çiçim embroidered kilim Detailed çiçim embroidered bands with some corrosion to the dark brown çiçim wool. In very ... read more
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