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Rugs for the sake of rugs

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  • corner fragment from a so-called 'Tibetan Group' or 'Golden Triangle' rug. Woven in the Northwest Persia/ Eastern Anatolia border region sometime around ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Isfahan Carpet, Safavid era, first half 17th century, silk and cotton warp, cotton weft, lac red ground, fine weave, cut and shut, ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Konya rug fragment, circa 1800 or perhaps earlier? Excellent aubergine.
    price:  $500

  • Kizyl Ayak Turkmen chuval, very old and much larger than most with a great weave, floppy handle, great spacing, and rich saturated ... read more
    price:  $750

  • Ersari torba, dynamic drawing and nice colors with a few highlight knots of cochineal silk. Looks like it was made into ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • 17th / 18th century Chinese (Gansu or East Turkestan) pile carpet fragment with a classic Ming lotus and peonies vine-scroll design made ... read more
    price:  $1800

  • Baluch flatwoven sofreh, camel-ground with a field of repeat abstracted trees. a couple of silk highlights. Nice ends with some weft float. ... read more
    price:  $750

  • Baluch balisht with polychromatic blue abrash. 2'2"x2'9".
    price:  $250

  • Baluch balisht with great polychromatic blues, Timuri-esque Khorosan group with sort of a kepse/ashik type of design? nice older borders.
    price:  $450

  • An early (Jufti knotted type) Herat / Khorasan pastiche carpet, reduced in length. Safavid era, circa 1600. a later version of this ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Northwest Persian Kurdish rug with a star border and 'Memling gul'design
    price:  POR

  • colorful fluffy Jaf Kurd bagface. borders cut top and bottom. Nice thing. 23"x38" /
    price:  $185

  • The following piece along with another have gone missing from a friend's shop in New York. Please let me know if you ... read more
    price:  MISSING

  • The following piece along with another have gone missing from a friend's shop in New York. Please let me know if you ... read more
    price:  MISSING

  • Symmetrically knotted Baluch rug with a Mushwani type diamond design. Some wear and old attempts at restoration. Dynamic and fun with nice ... read more
    price:  $650

  • Indo-Isfahan Carpet, second half of the 17th century. Worn and with several generations of scattered repairs but complete. Apx. 8'x18'
    price:  POR

  • Art Deco Chinese rug with foliage and butterflies. 3'8"x5'10"
    price:  $450

  • Southwest Persian bagface with a repeat Jaf-like latch-hook diamond field and zig-zag kilim back
    price:  $250

  • late 19th century Fereghan Sarouk rug, 4'3"x6'7"
    price:  POR

  • Ottoman era Greek embroidery fragment. Epirus, 18th / 19th century. Recently sourced in Greece
    price:  cheap

  • Caucasian blossom carpet fragment, circa 1700, 57x123cm
    price:  SOLD

  • Baluch balisht, older Sistan type with botehs, nice and thin.
    price:  $350

  • Southwest Persian tribal bag, probably Luri or possibly Qashqai. Very soft pile and saturated natural colors. 20"x19"
    price:  SOLD

  • Camel ground Baluch rug with geometricized botteh and borders. larger than most Baluch rugs, 3'11"x6'10"
    price:  POR

  • Vivid Saturated Color. Two matching fragments of an Anatolian Yatak, mounted together and conserved. multicolored carnations on a golden-saffron abrashed ground, perfect ... read more
    price:  $4200

  • East Anatolian rug fragment, very fine weave and saturated natural color. An exceptionally elegant but battered older example of an iconic type.
    price:  $300

  • worn antique Khorosan Baluch rug with great star border. Diagonal stripes with a pile rendition of flatweave design. corrosive browns.
    price:  $150

  • 20 Christie's London Islamic art catalogs. All in great condition
    price:  $100 for all or $10 each +post

  • Boucher-esque Khorosan Baluch rug with Memling tile design. Animals drawn all over the place including the field, border, and even within the ... read more
    price:  $1500

  • Hali Magazine, multiple back issues in great condition available from number 53 through more current issues. Excellent rug reference material. All in ... read more
    price:  $15 each, discount for multiples

  • Shahsevan banded jajim with designs drawn in weft float technique. 3'6"x5'8"
    price:  POR

  • Baluch Runner, great natural colors, woven like a giant long bagface with a repeat mosaic like pattern of eight-pointed stars in a ... read more
    price:  $1250

  • Bergama area Anatolian Turkish rug, an early rendition of this uncommon type with saturated color and open drawing, silk knots in the ... read more
    price:  $5500

  • Ersari? Turkmen Guli-Gul Main Carpet. Wear is pretty much as it appears in the images. One side has significant loss to the ... read more
    price:  $550 plus shipping OBO

  • classiacal Turkish Ushak carpet fragment, 17th century
    price:  $100 cheap!

  • Super colorful Bashir Central Asian / Middle Amu Darya area carpet. older than most. Worn but more or less complete with an ... read more
    price:  $1150

  • Large (5'1" x 8'3" 155x252cm) East Anatolian Yatak with harshang and other ornament (alien cyclopses?)
    price:  $15,000

  • Colorful older square-shaped Quchan Kurd rug from Khorosan. Aina gul design field, superior color. Condition is... well... um... 'poncho-fied'?
    price:  SOLD

  • Minakhani fragment, late 18th century / circa 1800. Khorasan jufti knotted type a rare yellow ground. Worn but majestic. Size is 33'x75'
    price:  $1500

  • Crisply drawn Camel Ground Baluch Prayer Rug with elongated stylized hands, depressed warp Khorosan type. Dated Baluch prayer rug, a piece from ... read more
    price:  $1800

  • Tekke Turkmen tent band fragment. Nice narrow one, 8.5"x75".
    price:  $850

  • Worn and whipped rare red-ground Timuri type Baluch rug with a Saryk border. Madder red ground with cochineal highlights. Squarish shape.
    price:  POR

  • East Anatolian Kurdish divan cover. Red-wefted group with great color including slate blues and greens, salmon, and good. fragmented into three pieces, ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Fabulous Kangxi era Ningxia Chinese rug, circa 1700. 4'5"x6'2". Small format classical Chinese piece with spectacular drawing.
    price:  POR

  • Kirghiz fragment, older than any Kirghiz piece I've seen with an ancient aesthetic. This piece was sourced in Tibet. It appears to ... read more
    price:  more than most sane people would pay... a lot... approaching ransom

  • Very Old Central Asian / Uzbek small main carpet with crosses in octagons. Great diverse color and an amazing border of a ... read more
    price:  Overpriced / too much

  • Ladik Prayer Rug with Double-Columns as well as Double Spandrels. Rare and beautiful white ground and exceptional aubergine and red spandrels. circa ... read more
    price:  $4800

  • Super soft Qashqai or Khamseh rug, 4'1"x5'0"
    price:  on request