Thomas Cole

Spacializing in collectible Turkmen, Uzbek, Kirghiz, Baluch and Persian tribal (oriental) rugs, bagfaces and weavings as well as Central Asian silk embroidery and textile art. Featuring rare historical photographs of Central Asia, interesting articles about various aspects of different groups of rugs as well as entertaining travelogue writing with photographs and accounts of journeys through the Central Asian rug markets. Offering subscriptions to HALI, the premier publication on antique rugs & textiles.

Published articles:

  • Qashqai Band, s. Persia, 19th c., 5" x 8'8" Good color, good condition, probably missing one end? $675 Including Domestic usa Shipping

  • Tekke Turkmen Coat, Central Asia, circa 1925(?) Good condition, an authentic garment with green silk velvet ground and embroidery that indicates the period $500 ... read more

  • Kurd/Shahsevan "Khorjin" (saddle bag), nw Persia, 19th c., 1'6" x 3'4" a complete "khorjin" (saddle bag) from nw Persia. The confusion of 'mixed' ... read more

  • Baluch Salt Bag ('Namakdan'), sw Pakistan/SE Persia, circa 1900 - 20, 9" x 1'3" Good condition, no repair, no re-weaves $450 including domestic usa

  • Baluch Bag, w. Afghanistan, late 19th C/early 20th c(?), 1'2" x 1'3" a small bag, possibly a chanteh (personal bag), all natural dyes, ... read more

  • Shahsevan "Mafrash" (bedding bag) Panel, w.(?) Persia, late 19th/early 20th c., 1'8" x 1'5" Good condition, all natural dyes $375 including domestic usa shipping

  • Baluch Balisht (pillow cover), se Persia, 19th c., 1'6" x 2'5" Saturated colors all derived from natural dyes Generally speaking, good condition (see detail ... read more

  • Veramin Region "Mafrash" (small bag face) Persia, 19th c. , 2'5" x 1' 5" Good condition, virtually full pile All natural dyes, saturated palette Please ... read more

  • Anatolian Kilim Fragment, Central Anatolia, 18th Century, 2’ 3’ x 4’ 9” The simplicity of old Anatolian kilims is very striking and so ... read more

  • Baluch Flat Woven Bag, sw Pakistan, circa 1920, 1'7" x 6' What would now be considered a decorative 'runner'... in good condition. All natural ... read more

  • Tie Dyed Silk Scarf, Central Asia (Turkmenistan), 4'6" x 4'8" Purchased in Turkmenistan years before, a tie dyed(?) silk scarf in good condition No ... read more

  • Baktiari "Khorjin" (saddle bag), w. Persia, 19th C. An older(?) example of this type of weaving, all natural dyes, damage seen in detail ... read more

  • Baluch "Khorjin" (Saddle Bag), sw Afghanistan (Chakhansur region), 19th c. a smaller "khorjin" that may very well have serve the purpose of ... read more

  • Yomut Turkmen 'Chuval' (large storage bag), Central Asia, 19th c, 3'6" x 2'4" a not oft seen pattern in the 'elem' (bottom panel) ... read more

  • Luri ‘Chanteh’ (personal bag), s. Persia, 19th c., 10" x 2' 3" (excluding the mount) A fragmented but colorful example of Luri weaving, ... read more
    price:  $600 including domestic USA shipping w/mount

  • Khamseh(?) Bag Face, s. Persia, 19th C Unusual design, repair in upper right corner (see detail images, front and back) Otherwise full pile Please ask ... read more

  • Kuba Region Flat Woven Khorjin, 1'8" x 4'7" Good condition ... natural dyes,.. unusual weaving, not common at all SOLD
    price:  SOLD

  • Uzbek Ikat Panel (fragment), Central Asia, 19th c., 10" x 2'10" Condition apparent in final detail image - small 'repair' Unusual design $550 including domestic ... read more
    price:  $550 including domestic USA shipping

  • Kurd Mafrash Panel, w(?) Persia, 19th c., 1'10' x 1'7" Saturated palette, good pile, no repairs $450 (domestic usa shipping included)
    price:  $450 (domestic USA shipping included)

  • Uzbek Embroidery ("Suzani"), Central Asia, 19th c., 3'5" x 4'6" Good condition, silk on cotton ground. Please inquire for further information/details

  • Baluch 'Balisht', se Persia, 1'6" x 2' 6" Complete with the original back, woven in one piece (not sewn on after weaving) and ... read more
    price:  $325 (domestic US shipping included)

  • Ersari Turkmen Embroidered Hat, Central Asia, circa 1920 $275 including domestic shipping via us Priority Mail
    price:  $275 including domestic shipping via US Priority Mail

  • Uzbek Ikat Child's Coat, Central Asia, 19th c. a smaller coat intended for a child, decent condition, see detail images for condition. Please ... read more
    price:  $400 including domestic shipping via US Priority Mail

  • Baluch Salt Bag, se Persia, 19th c., 1'2" x 1'7" condition evident, no repairs - wear at the opening, all natural dyes $325 including ... read more
    price:  $325 including domestic USA shipping

  • Baluch "Chanteh" (personal bag), se Persia, circa 1900 or before, 1'5" x 1'2' Signs of use, the back (detail showing the knots from ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Baluch 'Balisht' (pillow cover), se Persia, 19th c. 1'6" x 2'6" Silky pile, no repair, one minor spot of wear (see detail image) all ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • "Shadda" Fragment, nw Persia/Azerbaijan(?), late 19th c., 2'2" x 3'11" a fragment, condition evident, minor signs of surface wear, no repair/re-weave
    price:  SOLD

  • Yomut Group Torba, Central Asia, circa 1900 or before(?), 2'11" x 1'4" Asymmetric knot open right Cotton weft (white with some blue) Good condition, no ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Afshar Bag Face, s. Persia, 19th c., 2'8" x 2' An unusual design, with minor repair - lower left edge (2) - see ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Uzbek(?) Flat Woven Bag, n. Afghanistan, early 20th c., 1'7" x 1'9" Good condition
    price:  SOLD

  • Saddle Rug, Gyantse(?), Tibet, circa 1900 Immaculate condition Please ask.
    price:  Please ask

  • Shahsevan Sumak Bag, nw Persia/Caucasus, 19th c., 1' 9" x 2' 3" Good condition, natural dyes
    price:  SOLD

  • Jaf Kurd Bag Face, w. Persia, 19th c, 1'11" x 1'6" Lower end re-woven (see detail image, front and back) GOOD color, overall even
    price:  SOLD

  • Afshar Bag Face, s Persia, 1'10" x 1'4" Good condition, virtually full pile, no repairs $385 including shipping for domestic usa
    price:  SOLD

  • Baluch Chanteh - Personal Bag, se Persia, 19th C. Please inquire for further details / information SOLD
    price:  SOLD

  • Shahsevan Mafrash Panel, Karabagh region of the Caucasus, 3’7” x 2’ 4” sold
    price:  SOLD

  • Baluch Bag Face, Afghanistan, 19th C. Please inquire for further images/information
    price:  SOLD

  • Uzbek Flat Weave, Central Asia, circa 1900, approx 4' x 5'
    price:  SOLD

  • Fragment - Wool textile, Kashmir.

  • Detail - Wool weaving, Kashmir (n. India), 1st half 19th c.

  • Detail - Cotton textile, wood block printed (mordant/resist dyed), n. India, circa 1900 - 20

  • Detail - "Kalamkari" cotton textile, east India, complete (no damage), 19th c.

  • Detail - Complete turban, tie dye technique, n. India

  • Early cotton Textile Fragment, n. India, resist & mordant dyed

  • Wool Textile (fragmented), Kashmir (n. India), 19th c. (mounted)
    price:  Price on Request

  • Baluch Prayer Rug, ne Persia (Khorassan), late 19th Century, 3’ x 5’ 9” For further images as well as a complete description of ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Shirvan Rug, Caucasus Mtns., late 19th century, approx 2'9" x 3'8" a cute little rug from the Shirvan area. The small size ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Baluch "Pushti" (Bag Face), w. Afghanistan, 19th Century, approx 1'7" x 2'10" An extremely unusual example of a functional type of weaving, a ... read more
    price:  SOLD