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. www.tcoletribalrugs.com

Published articles:

  • Uzbek Lakai Embroidery, 19th c., 20.75” x 18.5” (silk stiching on dark brown/black cotton) Please inquire for further information/images.

  • Yomud Turkmen Chuval, Central Asia, 19th century, 3’ 6” x 2’ 4” Please inquire for further information/images/price

  • Baluch Bag Face (fragmented), se Persia(?), 19th century, 1’8” x 2’4” An exceptionally colorful example of Baluch weaving, possibly from southeast Persia. ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Shahsevan Mafrash Panel, Karabagh region of the Caucasus, 3’7” x 2’ 4” Please inquire for more information / images / price

  • Tekke Turkmen "Chuval" (storage bag), Central Asia, 19th c., 3'6" x 2'5" Complete in good condition Please inquire for further informations/images/price

  • Ersari(?) "Chuval" (storage bag), Central Asia (middle Amu Darya region), 19th c., 3'6" x 2'7" Some repair, all natural dyes. Price - us $1300 ... read more
    price:  US $1300 + shipping

  • Afshar Rug, s. Persia,, early 19th c (or before) Please inquire for more information, images & price.

  • Shahsevan “Chanteh” (personal bag), nw Persia/Azerbaijan(?), 19th c., 6” x 8” “Chanteh” are small bags woven by women in which they would ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Turkmen Embroidered "Bokche" (personal bag),Central Asia, 19th Century, 18" x 18" a rare, old and unusual embroidery, mounted (sewn on to a black ... read more

  • Flat Woven Runner, Middle East, circa 1900, 2'10" x 9'3" Good condition, no holes, no repair, all natural dyes $1350 + shipping
    price:  $1350 + shipping

  • Baluch "Khorjin" (saddle bag), sw Afghanistan, circa 1900 Good condition, all natural dyes, no repair or re-weaves. $500
    price:  $500

  • Chodor Embroidery, Garment Fragment, Central Asia, late 1th/early 20th c., 1' 11.5" x 3.5" Possibly the cuff to a sleeve, the embroidery is ... read more
    price:  $150 + postage

  • Detail - Uzbek Silk Velvet Ikat Panel, 19th c., 1' x 2' Please inquire for further images and information

  • Detail - Uzbek Ikat Panel, mid 19th Century, 1' x 2'3" Please inquire for further images and information

  • Baluch Salt Bag, se Persia, 19th c., 1'1" x 2'1" a classic layout of design, woven in se Persia, a full pile salt ... read more

  • Baluch Kilim, se Persia, 19th Century. 4'3" x 10'9"
    price:  $1600 + Shipping

  • Yomud Turkmen Chuval, Central Asia, 19th century, 3’ 6” x 2’ 4” If not for the structure of this chuval, it would be ... read more
    price:  $4500

  • Uzbek Embroidered Hat, Central Asia, late 19th century Hats are used throughout Central Asia for various purposes, sometimes under the turban of a ... read more
    price:  $500

  • Middle Eastern Flat Woven Runner - 2'10" x 9'3" - Good Condition
    price:  $1350

  • a pair of Eskimo sunglasses, made of whale bone....circa 1930s. 5.5" long It comes with vintage postcard that came from the same ... read more
    price:  On Request

  • Turkmen Tent Band (fragment), 18th(?) century Please inquire for further images/information

  • Uzbek Ikat Panel (fragmented), 19th Century, 1' x 2'2" Please Inquire for further images/information

  • Vintage Advertising Sign from India Please inquire for further information and detail images

  • Baluch Balisht, se Persia, late 19th/early 20th c(?), 1'6" x 2'6" Good condition, all natural dyes, original back intact (woven as one piece ... read more

  • Silk Ikat Panel, Central Asia, mid 19th c., 12" x 24" Please inquire for further information and images.

  • Silk Velvet Ikat Panel, Central Asia, 19th c., 1' x 2' (30cm x 60cm) Please inquire for more information and price.

  • Uzbek Flat Weave ("Gajari"), Central Asia, 19th C. Please inquire for further information/images

  • Turkmen Tent Band Fragment, Yomut Group, Central Asia, 19th C. Please inquire for further images/information.

  • Baluch Kilim, se Persia, 19th C. Please inquire for further images/information

  • Uzbek "Jajim" or "Bouche", Central Asia, 19th C. Please inquire for further information/images.

  • Uzbek Embroidery, Central Asia, 19th C. Please inquire for further images/information

  • Tibetan Rug, late 19th C. Please inquire for further information/images

  • Baluch Balisht, se Persia, circa 1900, 1'7" x 2'7' Please inquire for further information/images

  • Tie Dye Textile, w. India (Rajasthan), circa 1920 Please inquire for further images/information

  • Anatolian Kilim Fragment, Central Anatolia, 19th C. Please inquire for further images/information

  • Luri "Chanteh" (personal bag, mounted),West Persia, 19th C. Please inquire for further information/images

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

  • Uzbek Pile Band, Central Asia, 19th C. Please inquire for further images/information

  • Uzbek Flat Woven "Bokche", Central Asia, 19th C. Please inquire for further images/information

  • Nomad Weaving, Tibetan Plateau, circa 1900 (or before?) Please inquire for further information/images

  • Anatolian Kilim, circa 1930s- oversized & decorative. Please inquire for further information/images

  • Turkmen "Chuval", Yomut Group, Central Asia, 19th c., 3'6" x 2'6" sold

  • Turkmen "Chuval", Yomut Group, Central Asia, 19th c., 3'4" x 2'6" $575 + shipping

  • Mazandarn Kilim, n. Persia, circa 1930, Please inquire for further information.

  • Baluch Bag Face, ne Perisa, late 19th c., $450

  • Baluch Balisht, se Persia, 19th c., 1'6 x 2'7" Please inquire for further information/images.

  • Baluch Bag Face, w. Afghanistan, late 19th C. Please inquire for further information.

  • Uzbek Kungrat(?) Embroidery, Central Asia, circa 1870, 2' 4" x 2' 4" a very unusual example of Uzbek embroidery that may be loosely ... read more