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

  • Highly unusual (unique?) antique Malyor rug, one or two small repairs but in good pile, very clean. 186x122cm
    price:  POA

  • Antique Ningxia square with a very rare design in full pile. Early 19th century. 83x74cm
    price:  POA

  • a massive antique Bijar carpet, all wool with Harshang design. Purchased at Libertys over 40 years ago and been in the same ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a fine antique Perepedil rug, needs some work and a wash but very pretty and offered at a very friendly price. Late ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Khamseh, a bit low but funky with good dyes and age. 19th Century.
    price:  SOLD

  • An old Qum carpet with soft dyes in near perfect condition. First quarter 20th century.348x231cm
    price:  POA

  • Antique Kirman (Lavar?)dozar, good quality piece in unusually good condition for its type, with just touches of light wear. Late 19th century
    price:  SOLD

  • Old Khamseh main carpet in mint condition, good dyes no repair, pretty much full pile, finely made with all good dyes. Circa
    price:  SOLD

  • a fine antique Sultanabad carpet in good original condition, clear all natural dyes and very shiny wool. Lots of yellow and a ... read more
    price:  POA

  • An antique Ziegler carpet with beautiful colours in untouched condition, no repairs, deep cleaned and floor ready. Late 19th century. Fresh find ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Shassavan fragment, with expressive drawing. Some fuchsine otherwise gorgeous colours. 75x60cm. Circa 1875
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Veramin(?) Sofreh some localised old repairs, otherwise in great shape. Some piles areas contain a little fuchsine type dye otherwise good ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique all wool Afshar with cane design, slight mothing one end, a couple of minute repairs otherwise in good condition. Late 19th
    price:  SOLD

  • Old Khamseh rug on scarce camel ground. Mainly in good pile, slightly lower in places. Clean and floor ready. Circa 1900.
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Suzani, some rubbed areas and damage to linin ground, but professionally conserved and backed. Mid 19th century.
    price:  SOLD

  • Od Qasgai Wagireh in perfect condition. 1st quarter 20th century.
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Qasgai square rug, nicely made item in very unusual format. Low pile with some corrosion, bite to top right corner, slight ... read more
    price:  POA

  • Antique Jaff bag face with good wool and dyes, a little nibbled but in full pile. Late 19th century.
    price:  Reasonable

  • Very fine antique Afshar rug, circa 1870. Published by Herrmann. Even low pile, original ends and sides, no repair.
    price:  SOLD

  • Good Heriz rug, scarce small format, finely made with good wool and soft dyes. Side cords replaced, very slight corrosion here ant ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Very Fine antique Senneh Kilim with beautiful colours. Woven on fine wool. Slightly fraying ends, otherwise very clean in excellent original condition. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • an old Baluch square, with great wool and lots of juicy aubergine dye. Not sure if its a big bag or a ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Khamseh carpet. Well drawn example with many birds and beautiful glowing colours. Good solid condition, even low pile all-over, very ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Khamseh carpet very rare and quite beautiful border. Low pile in places with some small moth holes and other damages. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Khamseh carpet with very good dyes. Even low pile, very clean. 19th century.320x149cm.
    price:  SOLD

  • An old Ersari rug with very good wool and dyes in mint condition. 1st quarter 20th century,216x128cm
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Khamseh bag face with unusual centre. Gorgeous wool and rich natural dyes. very pretty example with nicely drawn Memling guls to ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a very good antique Qasgai carpet. Great wool and colour, bigger than usual and beautifully drawn. Mainly in full pile, small amount ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a Pair of antique Kurdish bag faces with great depth of colour and shiny wool. One bag has little lions on it. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Shekarlu Qasgai carpet with unusual lattice field. Good condition, a few old slightly faded repairs, but very clean with original ends ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Gogargene (Bijar) rug Circa 1900. Excellent original condition, no repairs, fat pile allover with very jolly colours. The mid-size is very
    price:  Reasonable

  • An unusual North West Persian long rug with good dyes and shiny wool. One or two spots of slight wear, but mainly ... read more
    price:  POA

  • An old Veramin rug in very good original condition. 1st quarter 20th century. 220x148cm
    price:  POA

  • Finely woven Baluch double niche rug with shiny wool and good dyes. Late 19th century.132x70cm
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Khotan rug with very soft colours. The size is unusually square. Good soft pile, slight wear in places, very clean ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Yomud group Chuval with oodles of offset knotting, a classic salt and pepper back and rich colours. There is some very ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Khotan, some wear wear but nicely drawn on bright yellow ground. Late 19th century.
    price:  SOLD Thanks

  • An antique Ersari Ensi with exceptionally thick pile and rich colours. slight loss to one corner two thumb nail sized repairs otherwise ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Very fine Qasgai rug with choice colours, unusual border and squareish proportions. a few very small well done repairs, slightly thinning in ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique North West Persian (Kurdish?) Fragment about 3ft x 1ft with great graphics. Early 19th century
    price:  SOLD

  • a very fine antique qasgai rug with beautiful wool and dyes. Mostly in good original condition, some minor restoration to sides, few ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Khamseh with juicy yellow medallions and fat glossy pile. Just one or two very small old crease repairs, otherwise in excellent ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Kazak carpet with huge birds, big and flashy with good dyes and decent wool. a couple of minor crease lines ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a fine Mohteshem Kashan rug. a good example of its type with the glowing all natural dyes and crisp drawing associated with ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Ersari Chuval, big and flashy with lovely ground colour and beautiful skirt. Late 19th century
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Anatolian Kilim (Mafrash?)mounted on cloth complete with beautifully made collapsible stretcher and Velcro. Obvious damages and some local surface staining ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique wool wefted Bijar Wagireh, very small and cutesy with great wool and pretty all organic dyes. Small reweave one corner otherwise ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An unusual Neriz Afshar rug, square and cute. All natural dyes, woven on wool. Slight corrosion in places, needs washing. Circa 1875.
    price:  SOLD