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Rugs for the sake of rugs

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  • Turkmen 'Bashir' prayer rug. One from a rare camel ground group with Baluch style trees. a few leaves are drawn with blue ... read more
    price:  $750

  • 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:  $750

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

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

  • 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:  POR

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

  • camel ground Baluch rug. Intriguing design with a border inspired by Shahsevan sumaks. Finely woven but with corrosive browns and obvious wear. ... read more
    price:  POR

  • 20 Christie's London Islamic art catalogs. All in great condition
    price:  $150 for all or $15 each

  • larger colorful Jaf Kurd bagface, lots of aubergine, very minimal border, red wefts.
    price:  $350

  • 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

  • Kurdish bagface with a Jaf design and a Bijar weave. Highly graphic with a great range of greens but with a pink ... read more
    price:  $200

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

  • Central Persian Isfahan Carpet, Safavid era, first half 17th century, silk and cotton warp, cotton weft, lac red ground, fine weave, cut ... read more
    price:  $11,000

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

  • Sistan Baluch chanteh with Turkmen references. Great green brindled warp using wool and darker animal hair.
    price:  $375

  • Ancient minakhani Baluch rug. (price not commensurate with condition)

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

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

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

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

  • South Persian tribal khorjin bag with a large scale boteh design. Looks Khamseh. All nice colors.
    price:  $350

  • 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

  • Konya fragment, Excellent Color. Fragment= 12"×29" mount= 15"×31"
    price:  SOLD?

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

  • 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

  • small symmetrically knotted Baluch rug. The field design is composed of a repeat made up from the tendrils of harshang blossoms (blossoms ... read more
    price:  $350

  • 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

  • Jaf Kurd bagface, fragmented but with super soft glossy wool.
    price:  $250

  • 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

  • Northwest Persian Kurdish runner fragment with flowering shrubs on a gold ground, very nice color. 2'8"x6'8".
    price:  SOLD

  • Jaf Kurd bagface with unusual tucked diamond design
    price:  SOLD

  • Southwest Persian bag with a Jaf-Kurd-like latch-hook diamond design. kilim back preserved.
    price:  $350

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

  • Baluch bagface with a wonky memling gul.
    price:  $450

  • classy Jaf Kurd bagface, great color and super border, 3 blues, 2 greens, 2 reds, aubergine, etc.. Nice pile rendition of flatwoven ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Central Anatolian Konya / Capadocia area rug fragment. Former Kirscheim Collection published in ' Orient Stars ' as 17th century with the ... read more
    price:  SOLD?

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

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

  • Detail from a so-called 'Golden Triangle' group carpet. Woven arguably in either Northwest Persia or Eastern Anatolia at a time when the ... read more

  • Interesting Senneh or related west Persian bagface with Qajar soldiers bearing swords and birds in the corners, nice wool and saturated natural ... read more
    price:  $550

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • Large Sistan Baluch khorjin (bagface). Very graphic with saturated natural dyes including aubergine and several green-blue hues.
    price:  $250

  • Baluch Camel Ground Prayer Rug, fantastically soft wool (just ask the moths!) saturated madder red. Great tactile quality. Good drawing with interesting ... read more
    price:  $550