Syndicate contentCraig Bale

Trading in Bath for over 30 years,I am passionate about old carpets and tirelessly scour the English countryside for rare, interesting and decorative pieces with an emphasis on quality at all prices. The shop is open 6 days a week and my regular clients include collectors, dealers and decorators. Many more items are available on the Haliden website and a full cleaning, conservation and repair service in my own purpose built workshop is available

  • a fine antique Ferahan carpet of highly unusual square format. Allover Herat design woven on glowing madder field flanked by exquisite navy ... read more
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  • An antique Heriz carpet. allover large scale design woven in soft natural dyes on attractive coral ground flanked by generous sky blue ... read more
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  • a very fine antique Mahal carpet, tightly knotted large scale all over design on soft Terracotta ground framed by attractive navy borders. ... read more
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  • An antique Sinjabi Kurdish rug from North West Persia. a beautiful tribal rug with glowing natural dyes and good wool. Both decorative ... read more
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  • a very rare South West Persian Khamseh carpet fragment, super fine weave with a perfect rendition of the Mina Khani design we ... read more
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  • a fine and quite beautiful antique Ferahan carpet. Soft madder ground with large allover design flanked by wide yellow green borders. a ... read more
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  • a very fine and exceptionally beautiful antique Shekarlu tribal carpet. Typical allover field design of animal figures, serrated leaves, flowers, rosettes and ... read more
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  • a highly unusual antique Ferahan carpet with beautiful sky-blue ground and an allover design of trees. Mostly in pile, some low areas, ... read more
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  • a rare green ground Tibetan saddle top from the Wangden valley. 19th century. Very good condition.
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  • n exceptional antique South West Persian Luri rug of unusual proportions, great wool with a multitude of glowing natural dyes. Crisply drawn ... read more
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  • a fine old Persian Malyor Kelleh carpet of unusual and attractive colour palate. Even low pile areas of old but good quality ... read more
    price:  Reasonable

  • a good antique karabagh runner, circa 1880. Long, straight and narrow with good natural dyes, fine silky wool and attractive design. a ... read more
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  • a very large antique French Aubusson carpet. Very decorative piece with soft colours. Unusually good condition, just a few small repairs and ... read more
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  • An early North West Persian Carpet with beautiful all over design on glowing red ground. This group of carpets are scarce given ... read more
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  • Good antique Ferahan carpet with massive and colourful, all-over Herati design on mid blue ground flanked by soft green borders. Lovely ... read more
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  • a very fine antique Caucasian Khila Kelleh with typical all over boteh design. Tightly knotted with soft muted, all natural dyes and ... read more
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  • a good antique Caucasian Kuba Sumak carpet with extremely rare and sought after Dragon design. Finely made with crisp natural dyes. Some ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a fabulous early Persian Bijar Garrus carpet. This spectacular carpet features the all over split arabesque design synonymous with the town of ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a fine antique Persian Sarouk rug, tightly knotted with some silk pile, a highly unusual feature. The piece has good age. Even ... read more
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  • Antique Tekke main carpet, Turkmenistan, second half 19th century. a decent example, tightly knotted with velvety wool and all natural dyes. The ... read more
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  • an exceptionally fine antique Senneh carpet of unusually large size. The knotting on this example as fine as i have seen on ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a fine antique Qasgai tribal rug from the Fars region in South Western Persia. Super little rug, tightly knotted, with very good ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a very fine antique Persian Kirman carpet from the coveted workshop of Lavar. Supremely decorative and rare item, with delicate all over ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An Old Persian Tabriz carpet of Benlyan type. a highly decorative item with all-over palmetes and hunting animals woven in muted dyes ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a fabulous Bessarabian kilim carpet, super fine with an extraordinary range of natural dyes. Larger than any other of its type, signed ... read more
    price:  pricey!

  • An Old 'Maples' Ushak carpet with soft dyes and allover design in good original condition., just slight wear in places and a ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Kolyai Kurd rug with exception dyes, beautiful green palmetes on a vivid red ground surrounded by rare yellow borders. a ... read more
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  • a fine antique Moteshem Kashan rug. Finely made with the beautiful wool and weave synonymous with the master weaver. Some corrosion/low pile, ... read more
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  • a very Fine antique Heriz Silk rug. a top flight collectable piece woven with beautiful, arabesque filled medallion on soft red ground. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Old Turkish Ushak small carpet in full pile. Circa 1920. Approx. 300x200cm
    price:  SOLD

  • a pair of very fine Persian Baktiari rugs, very decorative with unusually soft dyes on rare ivory ground. Excellent original condition, very ... read more
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  • a fine antique Persian Tabriz carpet with soft colours and silky wool. a very clean carpet with even low pile, very slight ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique North West Persian runner with good dyes and wool, cut, virtually invisibly, in full pile. Solid, heavy antique runner, deep ... read more
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  • a good antique French tapestry fragment. Finely made with figures playing blind mans bluff. Good all-over condition, professionally cleaned, conserved and backed ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Sultanabad rug of fine quality, possibly from Ziegler and Co. Good condition, slight losses to ends (stopped) Even low pile. ... read more
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  • a very fine little Sarouk Ferahan rug with good age in excellent original condition. 204x104cm Circa 1900.
    price:  SOLD thanks!

  • An antique North West Persian carpet, beautiful all-over design on red ground. Even low pile, various patches and old repairs, however the ... read more
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  • a good Heriz/Karaja carpet. Clear vegetable dyes in good original condition. a solid, clean carpet, washed and floor ready. 383x296cm. Circa 1900
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Baluch rug, finely woven with good dyes. Even low pile, original kilim ends. Late 19th century. Not too expensive.
    price:  SOLD

  • a good antique Ferahan carpet with unusual and massive Herat design on navy ground, a look reminiscent of early Kurdish carpets. Good ... read more
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  • An antique Turkish Ushak carpet. Glowing natural dyes including a particularly attractive ground colour. All over Smyrna design of grand scale. a ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique South West Persian Khamseh tribal rug. 2 medallions filled with chickens and other filler elements float on a rare cane ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Ersari chuval with good natural dyes. Good original condition traces of slight wear/corrosion, slight losses to top and bottom. a ... read more
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  • An antique Ersari Beshir chuval face with scarce Ikat design. Good natural dyes and honest original condition with traces of slight wear ... read more
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  • Bijar Kelleh carpet, elegant allover design with a beautiful range of muted natural dyes. This very heavy, all wool carpet pre dates the ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Fine antique Tabriz carpet, all natural dyes, good shiny wool in decent original condition. One small low area. Circa 1900. 397x302cm
    price:  POA

  • Antique Neriz Afshar rug, slightly corroded field, conserved kilim ends. Late 19th century
    price:  POA

  • a top flight Halvai Bijar rug. With its velvet-like handle, intense dyes and masterful drawing, this piece exemplifies the weavings from the ... read more
    price:  SOLD