Bob Emry

Based in Arlington, VA. Retired as Curator of Fossil Mammals at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Irrational interest in Tribal rugs and textiles for 20 years.

  • Afshar, 59" x 48" (150cm x 122cm). Strong natural colors, though not quite so bright as the direct sunlight makes ... read more
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  • Outstanding Kurd. 90" x 52" (229cm x132cm). Virtually all full pile (just one area at center of bottom end where knot-loop ... read more
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  • Peace and Happiness to all during this Holiday Season.

  • se Anatolian AlaCuval. 48” x 40” (122cm x 102cm). Sumak and striped plainweave, Handling strap still attached---a colorful, thick, doubleweave ... read more
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  • Tekke Turkmen Mafrash, complete with back, original hanging cords, tassels. 12" x 30" (30cm x 76cm). Last quarter 19th century, the early ... read more
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  • Turkmen Germech. Ersari. Circa 1900. 13" x 40" (33cm x 102cm). Colors all from stable plant dyes. Excellent ... read more
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  • Anatolian Village Carpet. The designs of its eight octagonal medallions are like those seen in many Eastern Anatolian rugs, but the ... read more
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  • Turkmen small rug—one of those that’s hard to pigeon hole---Ersari, Cho bash, Kizyl Ayak?. Circa 1900. ... read more
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  • mad/ Beshir chuval fragment—I should say two fragments, sewn together at a vertical seam near the center, where about a third or ... read more
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  • kurd long rug/runner, Jaff or Sanjabi. 128" x 44" (325cm x 110cm). two pairs of human figures. Good colors, ... read more
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  • Sumak bag face or mafrash end panel. Shahsavan presumably. Wonderful natural colors. Naive drawing. Rather coarse weave. The right-hand edge, ... read more
    price:  SOLD--Many thanks!!

  • Khorassan Kurd (Quchon Kurd) Rug with large-scale Turkmen motifs. Circa 1900. 76” x 45” (193cm x 115cm). Nice pile ... read more
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  • Kazak Prayer Rug with very unusual design—67” x 36” (170cm x 92cm). 19th Century. Some losses at all edges. Some ... read more
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  • Eastern Anatolian Kurd rug. 85” x 49” (216cm x 125cm). All stable vegetal dyes. Dense, high pile. Minor ... read more
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  • Small verneh (36” x 37” = 92cm x 94cm), woven in two columns and sewn up the middle. Quite good ... read more
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  • Beshir Turkmen torba or trapping. 19th c. 54" x 16" (137cm x 40cm). Mostly good pile, somewhat lower in center. ... read more
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  • Turkmen kilim, probably Yomut. Circa 1900, perhaps early 20th c. 77 inches x 37 inches (196cm x 94cm). Stable vegetal dyes. ... read more
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  • Old Gafsa Tunisian kilim. Nearly square—86 inches long and 87 inches wide (219 x 221 cm). Some fraying and notches at ... read more
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  • Caucasian zili shadda (cover). Probably Azerbaijan, possibly Karabagh. Circa 1900. Balanced plainweave with designs in extra-weft wrapping. 82" x 38" ... read more
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  • a big, elegant baluch (timuri?) prayer rug. Knot is asymmetric open left. 19th Century--and older than most i see. ... read more
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  • Milas rug of the type sometimes called Mejedieh Milas, with unusually intense colors on lustrous wool--a fabulous yellow and lots of wonderful ... read more
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  • Ersari Turkmen chuval with staggered chuval guls, no secondaries. Late 19th c. Generous size--35" x 58" (98cm x 147cm). ... read more
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  • It’s a mad mad (Middle Amu Darya) carpet fragment (missing main and outer guard borders at left, minimal loss on other three ... read more
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  • Baluch with tesselated design of eight-pointed stars--or is the positive design the camel ground figures between the stars? Generous size--58 x ... read more
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  • Turkmen carpet fragment, probably 2/3 of the field. 88” x 35” (224cm x 89cm). Natural dyes, good age. Knots ... read more
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  • Persian bagface, most likely Kurd. Sumak closure panels could suggest Veramin area. Good colors, all from plant dyes. Camel-colored elements are ... read more
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  • Yomut Turkmen Chuval. 19th c. Good condition. Good Colors. Unusual Minor Gul. Marker knots. 30" x 44" ... read more
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  • Yastik or Mat, 29" x 21" (74cm x 54cm). Stable natural dyes. Condition should be apparent in images.
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  • Tekke Turkmen Chuval Face. Late 19th c. 27" x 48" (69cm x 122cm). Mostly good velvet-like pile, but a few low ... read more
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  • sw Persian, Khamseh, Double Saddlebags, complete, but with sides not sewn. Circa 1900. 54" x 29" (137cm x 94cm) when folded as ... read more
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  • Afshar khorjin face. 26" x 30" (66cm x 77cm)--fairly large for Afshar khorjin. Good pile, excellent condition. Nice weft substitution details ... read more
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  • bahluli. Excellent condition (amazingly good for a “ Baluch ” genre rug). It is 51” x 31” (129cm x 79cm). Finely ... read more
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  • Antique Moghan-Savalan (Shahsavan), sumak saddlebags, complete, good condition. Overall size is 46” x 20” (117cm x 51cm), --(each sumak face about 19” ... read more
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  • Exceptional Jaf Kurd Bag Face, 19th c. Of the hundreds of Jaf bag faces I've seen (either in person or as ... read more
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  • Yomut chuval face. Good age. Good Colors (8 colors). 31" x 43" (79cm x 109cm). Mostly good pile. Lots of offset ... read more
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  • Qashqai Bag (half khorjin). 21" x 23" (53cm x 59cm). Good age. Lovely natural colors. Mostly good pile. Small holes at ... read more
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  • jaf kurd, complete bag (half-khorjin). Old, great border, fantastic colors, wonderful back, mostly good pile. 21" x 25" (53cm x ... read more
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  • afshar, complete bag, unusual deep format. Good age, good colors, complete loop-and-slot closure system. Unusual design in the vertical stripes. Some ... read more
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  • Middle Amu Darya (Ersari?Beshir?) Turkmen. Circa 1900. Large torba front or animal trapping. 20" x 61" (51cm x 155cm). Good stable ... read more
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  • a Large (79" x 51" = 200cm x 130cm), Symmetrically-Knotted, "Baluch" rug, probably what is sometimes called Kurd Baluch. Good age, ... read more
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  • Central Asian, most likely Kirghiz, leather and felt. Not sure what this is, but most likely an animal trapping, perhaps a ... read more
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  • Caucasian Kilim, probably Kazak, 19th c. 110" x 69" (278cm x 175cm). Some corrosion and wear of the dark brown/black, but ... read more
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  • Early Yomut group chuval face. Well drawn design with lots of space, but with some obvious condition issues: missing side borders, crudely ... read more
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  • Beshir rug, probably late 19th century. 63" x 124" (160cm x 315cm). Great colors, all natural, with some abrash of red field ... read more
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  • Turkmen Chuval Face. Wonderful clear natural colors. Well-drawn attractive border. Some good pile toward the sides, but some areas of low ... read more
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  • Tekke Turkmen Wedding/Dowry rug. 19th c. 42" x 37" (107cm x 94cm). Wonderful natural colors, including small amount of ... read more
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  • Baluch. 19th c. 63" x 32" (160cm x 81cm). Good color, great wool. Long, elaborate kilims. Selvage sides not original. Knot ... read more
    price:  SOLD--thanks!!

  • Tekke Chuval with Salor colors and velvet-like wool. No silk, but lots of insect-dyed wool in all the places that often ... read more
    price:  SOLD-Thanks!