Andy Hale

Specialist dealer of all types of Central Asian art since 1972. Author of numerous books and articles on Central Asian textiles, along with my wife, Kate Fitz Gibbon. I also work with Russian and Central Asian photography. Our Central Asian archive has over 2,000 images, some of which can be seen on our gallery website:

www.anahitagallery.com

I am an USPAP certified appraiser, specializing in textiles, photographs and sound recordings (phonograph records).

Buy from the guy who knows his utkap from his ilgich!

BOOKS:
Colors of Oasis, Central Asian Ikats, Textile Museum, Washington, D.C., 2010.
A Story of Islamic Embroidery-In Nomadic and Urban Traditions, TDIC Abu Dhabi UAE, 2010
The Collection at Home. Sammlung Henkel II, Henkel, Gabriele (Ed.), Dumont Buchverlag, Koln, 2009.
Uzbek Embroidery in the Nomadic Tradition (with co-author Kate Fitz Gibbon), Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Minneapolis, MN 2007
Ikat, Silks of Central Asia, The Guido Goldman Collection (with co-author Kate Fitz Gibbon), Calmann and King, London, 1997
Ikat Silks of Central Asia (with co-author Kate Fitz Gibbon, The Pip Rau Collection, Basil Blackwell, London, 1988

ARTICLES (selected)
Spiders, Snakes & Scorpions, Kungrat and Lakai Ritual Textiles, Hali, Issue 152, Summer 2007
Role Reversal, Shahrisyabz Suzani, Hali, Issue 153, Autumn 2007
History and its Imperatives, Hali Magazine, November/December 2001, Issue 119
Lakai, The Bad Beys of Central Asia, cover article, Hali Magazine, June-July 1994, Issue 75

  • Central Asian Patchwork Korak Hanging Cotton/Silk, 69 x 66 inches, Probably 1960s. Bought in Kabul early 70s
    price:  $200.00

  • Central Asian Embroidered Felt Bag, Wool, Animal Hair, 20th Century, Bag alone is 22.5 x 11, with tassels and attachments it is ... read more
    price:  $250.00

  • Central Asian Patchwork "Korak", c1930s, Russian "Constructivist" style print cotton backing. Backing has stains and damage but is unusual to see ... read more
    price:  $375.00

  • Central Asian Ikat Hanging, Silk, Late 19th Century, 75 x 84 inches, Some runs on bottom. Stain on back barely visible ... read more
    price:  $500.00

  • Central Asian Ikat Chapan, Silk/Cotton, Late 19th Century, 47 x 51 inches Generally in nice condition but was in storage for ... read more
    price:  $300.00

  • Central Asian Ikat Chapan, Silk/Cotton, 20th Century, 48 x 62, Turkmen/Northern Afghanistan
    price:  $200.00

  • Central Asian Uzbek "Segusha", Silk/Cotton, Early 20th Century, 27 x 32.5 inches
    price:  $125.00

  • Central Asian Uzbek "Segusha", Silk/Cotton, Early 20th Century, 22 x 33 inches
    price:  $140.00

  • Central Asian Hat, Silk/Cotton, 6 x 7 inches
    price:  $175.00

  • Central Asian Hat, Silk/Cotton, Late 19th Century. 4.25 x 7 inches. Odd thing-it appears to have been reconstructed at some point. ... read more
    price:  $175.00

  • Central Asian Hat, Silk/Cotton, Early 20th Century, 7.5 x 8 inches, Some fading, stains and minor color runs. Could probably use ... read more
    price:  $175.00

  • Central Asian Arab Band Fragment,Silk/Cottonm Late 19th/Early 20th Century, 29 x 4.2 inches, Has a hole and some stains. Back is ... read more
    price:  $175.00

  • Central Asian Embroidered Head Band, Metal thread, Cotton, Remains of Silk Backing, Iron Clasps, 4.3 x 25.6
    price:  $150.00

  • Central Asian Shahrisabz Knife Sheath, Silk Cotton, Late 19th/Early 20th Century,13.5 x 2 without tassels
    price:  $200.00

  • Baluch Embroidered Bag, Silk/Cotton, 20th Century, 8 x 5 inches
    price:  $135.00

  • Central Asian Tent Pile Band, Cotton/Wool, 19 x 134 inches, Slight fading, color runs on back that are not very visable ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Central Asian Collar Trims, Silk/Cotton, Late 19th/Early 20th Century, Piece on left is 42 x 2.2 inches
    price:  $125.00 Each

  • Central Asian Shahrisabz Embroidery, Silk/Cotton, 19th Century, 57 x 3 inches, Worn areas, some marks with felt tip pen
    price:  $180.00

  • Central Asian Coat Trim, Silk/Cotton, Early 20th Century, 14 x 3.1 inches
    price:  $125.00

  • Pair Central Asian Coat Trims, Silk/Cotton, Late 19th/Early 20th Century, Larger one is 13.3 x 3.3 inches
    price:  $200.00

  • Uzbek Embroidery, Silk/Cotton, Early 20th Century, 13.5 x 5.7
    price:  $300.00

  • Uzbek Satch Khalta, Silk/Cotton, Early 20th Century, 27.7 x 4.7
    price:  $250.00

  • Uzbek (Probably Kungrat) Veil, Early 20th Century, Wool, 24 x 21 inches
    price:  $400.00

  • Larkhavi Saddle Cover, Early 20th Century, Woo, 22.5 x 21
    price:  SOLD

  • Central Asian Carpet Fragment, Wool, 22 x 12.5, Late 19th Century
    price:  $90.00

  • Uzbek 19 Central Asian Lakai Embroidery, Late 19th/Early 20th Century, 27 x 26.5 Few holes and stains
    price:  $500.00

  • tr 113 Turkmen Embroidered Bag,Silk/Cotton, Early 20th Century, 12.2 x 5 inches The side bindings have been cut so the bag is not ... read more
    price:  $250.00

  • tr 111 Turkmen Embroidered Bag, Silk/Cotton, Late 19th/Early 20th Century. 7.7 x 6.2 inches
    price:  $350.00

  • 5582 Central Asian "Uut Kap" Embroidery, Late 19th Century, Silk/Cotton, 19 x 12 inches Oddly, this piece had cut up and made into ... read more
    price:  $400.00

  • bead 48 Agate Bactrian Bronze Age Bead, 2000- 1500 b.c., .8 x 1.3 inches (From Afghanistan)
    price:  POR

  • Group of eight Central Asian "khushtak" clay whistles. These were traditionally blown by children during the holiday of Nauruz. They ... read more
    price:  POR

  • s-6 Brass Seal, Iran, 19th Century 100 recently posted seals, stamps and talisman now on link
    price:  SOLD

  • s-1 Copper Stamp, Afghanistan, 19th Century, 5 x 8.8 cm, Probably used for making talismans Group of 100 seals and taliman up ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Pakistani Kohistani Child's Hat, Buttons, Key Chains, Glass Beads, Etc
    price:  $85.00

  • Central Asian Tassels, Silk/Wool/Cotton/Glass and Metal beads, 38 inches long
    price:  $125

  • 1071. Central Asian Uzbek Embroidery, Silk embroidery on wool, cotton backing, 22 x 22.5 inches without the fringe
    price:  $100

  • isl_0098 Afghanistan Tinned Copper Magic Dish, Late 19th/Early 20th Century, 11", Difficult to photograph but an interesting object. The base metal ... read more
    price:  $650

  • isl_0174 Central Asian Lock, 16th Century or earlier, 1.7 x 2.8 inches
    price:  $400

  • Lot of Old "Koochi" (Pashtun) Jewelry from the Afghan/Pakistan Border Region, Very good quality for this type of thing. i ... read more
    price:  $500

  • jew_0152 Central Asian Silver Pendant, 19th Century, 1.7 x .7 inches
    price:  $120

  • isl_0163 Iron Belt Hook, Iran, 18th/19th Century, 1.1 x 2.3 inches
    price:  $200

  • Kirgiz Carpet, Central Asia, Wool, 54 x 126 inches, Wear at one end, a few holes and other damage, Nice wool and
    price:  $550

  • Kirgiz Carpet,Central Asia, Wool, 53 x 105 inches, In rather rough condition with spots of wear and some incomplete repairs that ... read more
    price:  $550

  • Turkmen false sleeves, silk embroidery with handmade velvet, late 19th/early 20th century, 45" long (including fringe) x 5.5"
    price:  $400

  • Turkmen Bead, Silver with Carnelian, 1” x 3.5” Late 19th/Early 20th Century There are silver triangles on both sides which appear to ... read more
    price:  $125

  • sl0098 Pakistan Tinned Copper Magic Dish, Late 19th/Early 20th Century, 11", Difficult to photograph but an interesting object. The ... read more
    price:  $650

  • tex_0045 Afghan Dress Front, Silk and Metal Thread Embroidery on Cotton 11 in x 12.5 in Nice earlier example
    price:  $140

  • .0010.Russian Book: Moshkova, Carpets of the Peoples of Central Asia in the Late XIXth and Early XXth Centuries, fan, ... read more
    price:  $200.00