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

  • An antique Kurdish rug with attractive all natural dyes. a little moth hole, one small crease, a few spots of corrosion, but ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Khotan rug with very soft colours. Slight even wear, sides overbound, needs cleaning. Very decorative. Late 19th century.
    price:  SOLD

  • An old prayer hanging made from antque Balkan textiles, probably late 19th century. 94x53
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Sanjabi kurd rug, nicely made with good dyes and wool. Very honest condition with no repair, mainly in pile, low ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Ersari small carpet in fat pile with good dyes and wool.Some small old reweaves, but clean and floor ready retaining ... read more
    price:  POA

  • An unusual Bijar rug, very fine with great wool very saturated vegitable dyes. An abstract design that Ive never encountered before. The ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a good Genge/Kazak rug with vivid dyes including nice nice purple and lovely wool. Minimal restorations, very clean and jewel like piece. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Afshar rug with good dyes and lovely sumac ends. Even low pile, some corrosian to browns. Sides overbound. Liberal use ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Bijar rug of excellent quality. Good overal condition with no repairs. Lovely colour. Late 19th century. 214x139cm.
    price:  POA

  • An antique Verneh cover(?) unusual small size with organic dyes in excellent original condition. Late 19th century. 142x77cm
    price:  SOLD

  • Unusual Kuba rug, good quality with shiny wool and organic dyes. Slight loss to bottom (stopped) otherwise in good original condition. Clean ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Bijar rug oif unusual size. Good wool and dyes, slight fraying to ends otherwise excellent original condition. Late 19th century.
    price:  SOLD

  • Unusual SaugBulag runner, very long and narrow, with vivid dyes. Quite a lot of decent quality reweave, but clean and floor ready. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Unusual Kuba rug with good dyes in great condition. Late 19th century. 6'x4'6 approx.
    price:  SOLD

  • Old Veramin rug. Finely made with good dyes. Full pile allover with no repairs, circa 1920. Big and flashy. 239x148cm.
    price:  SOLD

  • a good antique Shekarlu rug on scarce red ground. a very pretty one with good dyes and some touches of silk in ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a very fine antique Qasgai bag face woven on silk wefts. Great wool and clear vegitable dyes. Big and flashy one in ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Karaja small carpet. The best example of this well known type Ive seen, much bigger and finer than normal. White wefted ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Unusual South Persian bag with lots of camel. Made ito a little rug! Tatty round edges but with good dyes and real ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Ersari main carpet with well drawn guls and beautiful ground colour. a few damaged areas that need stabalizing, but basicaly in good ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Nazca scaffold work textile loosly tacked onto gauze. 79x65cm (textile)
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Qasgai carpet with sky blue ground. 19th century.
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Chajli rug, missing outer guard, mostly in good pile with nice color. Late 19th century. 177x116cm
    price:  SOLD

  • An early Melas fragment with great pressence. Contains ids, but beautiful. Early 19th century. 118x115cm
    price:  SOLD

  • a good Giordes prayer rug in as found condition, dirty with some moth holes and early faded repairs, but very fine with ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Veramin bag. a big flashy bag, complete with back with good wool and dyes. Late 19th century. Over 2 feet square. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Kilim frag, central Anatolia, early 19th century. Very finely woven, professionally mounted on stretcher. 100x77cm
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Shasavan long rug on a rare yellow ground. Chunky and funky, with some white cotton pile. Pretty much full pile. 19th ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Sekarlu Qasgai, finly woven on rare ivory ground. Lots of beautifully drawn elements including human figures and lions. Some very high ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An old Sewen Kazak. Evenly low allover, one or two tiney repairs, good dyes with original ends and sides. Circa 1900
    price:  SOLD

  • Super-fine eagle Kazak with unusual colour pallete and very unusual border. Has great wool and all vegative dyes. Mostly in good ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Ersari Ensi with good wool and some silk pile. Good honest condition, no repairs, mainly in good pile, just slightly ... read more
    price:  POA

  • An antique Khorrasan carpet, some wear but complete, still retaining its original sides and fine blue kilim ends. 462x220cm. Early 19th century
    price:  SOLD

  • a very fine antique Senneh small carpet, good pile, but with obvious damages and very dirty but not stained. This would have ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a very fine old Tekke chuval, beautifully made, als with hot secondary red, hence price! late 19th century.
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Kuba runner, good pile, but filthy with some losses etc, easily fixed. Late 19th century
    price:  SOLD

  • a beautiful old Sumac rug in distressed condition, a little Fuschine otherwise very good dyes. Circa 1875.
    price:  SOLD

  • An old Kuba rug, bashed up and filthy, but restorable. 19th century
    price:  SOLD

  • An exceptionally fine Shirvan prayer rug, woven on silk wefts. a little wear, s tear to left border, tatty around edges, one ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An unusual veremin(?) rug with bold minakhani design. Full pile all over a little faded repair on one extreme end. Lovely size.218x161cm
    price:  SOLD

  • a single medalion eagle Kazak with good dyes. Small ammounts of localised wear, slight losses to ends, a few small faded repairs, ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Afshar rug, unusual with the chicken design more usually associated with Khamseh work. All good dyes in good, original condition, ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a good antique Tekke main. No bad dyes, finley made with good wool. One or two very small old repairs, but ontherwise ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a fine antique Afshar tribal rug with good dyes and fabulous sumack end finishes. Slight wear/corrosian to blue, but a solid rug ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Perepedil rug on rare ivory ground. Very finely made in good original condition with no repair. a bit of fuchine ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a super fine Tekke wedding rug, very good dyes and great wool, some silk highlights. Decent pile but with some moth damage ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An Old Quchan Kurd rug, good dyes and shiney wool, clean, good condition and floor ready. Velcro hanging sysetm to rear. Circa ... read more
    price:  reasonable

  • An antique Tekke Chyrpy collar, profesionaly mounted and on a stretcher. 19th century. 150x10cm.
    price:  POA