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 very funky Shassavan long rug in distressed condition. Circa 1880. Good for a restorer. Very Freindly price!
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Shassavan long rug with good clear dyes and beautiful wool in untouched condition, minor end border partially missing, but in ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a fine old Qasgai bag, complete with pretty back, with good dyes, in excellent original condition. About 30cm square (face) Freindly price!
    price:  SOLD

  • An attractive little Varamin rug with good dyes. Circa 1920. 147 x 103 cm.
    price:  SOLD

  • An old Ersari/Beshir rug with strong graphics in decent condition. contains a synthetic dye, hence price. 144 x 93 cm. Circa 1900.
    price:  SOLD

  • Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous 2011! Detail of a massive Kirmansha carpet Circa 1850 from the Estate of ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • "an old prayer rug infested with ghosts" a painting by Neville Sattentau. Egg Tempura with natural pigments. This moody painting has beautifull ... read more
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  • Tibetan Saddle cover in perfect condition. Circa 1910. One of several fresh offerings on the latest stock page at: link
    price:  SOLD

  • Re-offered due to non paying buyer. An antique Beshir torba with good dyes and beautiful wool in mint condition. 160 x43cm. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a very fine, antique Afshar rug with beautifully drawn and colourful birds. Even low pile, some corrosion to browns, side cords original ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An early Kazak frag with monumental scale. The top 3rd of a once great piece which is worn, holed, and has a ... read more
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  • An antique Bijar rug. All wool construction and good dyes. Very slight wear in places, but generaly in great condition, just needs ... read more
    price:  POA

  • An early Kurdish carpet with at least 12 fabulous colours. Cut and shut at both ends (doesent realy show), some local ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a very fine antique Millfleurs Qasgai rug. Probably part silk wefted. The piece is particularly colourful and very well drawn. It has ... read more
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  • a good antique Eagle (Chelebered) Kazak rug with natural dyes and crisp drawing. worn,dirty, but untouched with its ends and sides, so ... read more
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  • An unusual Bakshieesh runner, no bad dyes, wild and woolley, woven on wool. Losses to ends but in very good pile. Circa ... read more
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  • a fine antique Veramin area Kurd bag with good dyes and thick glossy pile. 19th century. go to link for the best ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An old Afshar rug with beautiful colours, scale and drawing. Woven on cotton, hence date. Original selveges worn, pile low in places, ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a good Khotan carpet with lovely fresh dyes and soft shiney wool, some wear, but easily fixable having its original selvages and ... read more
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  • a fine antique yomud Chuval with very shiny wool and good dyes in near perfect condition, just needs a wash, complete with ... read more
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  • Shassavan Sumac Bag SOLD
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    An antique Shassavan bag with very good dyes and good design. Complete with plain back. 2nd half ... read more


  • Early green ground Konya kilim fragment SOLD
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    A Konya kilim fragment with very saturated dyes of beautifull green ground. probably 18th ... read more


  • kazak rug SOLD
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    An old Kazak rug with good wool and dyes in very thick pile. a fresh piece that needs ... read more


  • Antique Khamseh runner of very high quality with good wool and dyes in high pile. a few spots of local moth, one ... read more
    price:  POA

  • An antique Karaja long rug with funky drawing, lovely graphics and good wool and dyes. Sides missing a little faded reweave, but ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Ersari Chuval, big and fat with lots of silk. late 19th century. 130x100 cm.
    price:  SOLD

  • a good Heriz rug of unusual proportions in mint condition. Thick pile alloevr, nor repairs. Circa 1900. 190x168 cm Check out link ... read more
    price:  Sold. Thank you

  • An early Amritsar fragment made into a pillow. Early 19th century. Some tinting to browns. 53x 51cm
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Neriz (Sirjand) Afshar rug, late 19th century. Slight wear in places, very dusty, but pretty. 190 x 145 cm. Price ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a good and very unusual east Anatolian Kurdish rug of excelent quality, with very clear dyes and strong graphics, filthy, worn and ... read more
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  • a good Fahcralo Kazak, filthy and worn, but with kilim ends and original sides. Circa 1870. Very fresh to the market. Price ... read more
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  • a fine antique agra rug with soft dyes, filthy, some worn patches and losses, but generally in good pile, so fixable. Circa ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a pair of antique Afshar bags with strong graphics and good dyes. One more worn than the other. Late 19th century. Absolutly ... read more
    price:  SOLD thanks

  • a good Tekke wedding rug with all natural dyes and good wool. The piece is in extraordinary condition, no wear or repair. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique all wool Kurdish rug with good dyes in full pile, just fraying on one end. Absolutly filthy! 30 minutes of ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Canacale rug, Bergama. 19th century. Low in places, but quite a lot of pile, fat kilim one end, origanol side ... read more
    price:  SOLD thanks

  • An antique Baluch prayer rug with shiny wool and good dyes in excelent condition, just very slight local wear in one ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique and very colorful Yomud Ensi of fine quality in very good condition for its type. pile just dipping to the ... read more
    price:  reasonable

  • An antique Konya rug, woven in 2 halves, with some patches, losses to ends and a big hole. But mainly in good ... read more
    price:  sold

  • a finely made Qasgai rug on attractive and unusual sky blue ground, possibly partly silk wefted. Some slight red bleed on back, ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An exceptionaly fine Tekke Chuval with extraordinary depth of color. two small narly repairs to top corners, one very small moth hole, ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An exceptionaly fine Qasgai rug woven on silk wefts in very good condition. 163cm x 117cm. Late 19th century.
    price:  SOLD

  • a very fine antique Malayer rug with nice drawing. Filthy, losses to ends and sides, some small holes, slight red run on ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Good lord! Whats going on here...? An old painted, Indonesian textile depicting many unusual scenes, some extreemly graphic. Beautifuly mounted. i know ... read more
    price:  £950

  • Unusual Tibetan piled panel with dragon heads and inscription. a very pretty item with soft shiney wool, about 1x2 ft. Probobly first ... read more
    price:  £250

  • a very fine Baluch bag face with unusual design and good dyes. 19th century. nibbled around edges.Needs cleaning. Price includes shipping.
    price:  SOLD

  • An old Horse cover, partially fragmented, some holes, a small amount of color bleed. qasgai or Luri. Circa 1900. a geuine tribal ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique North West Persian Kelleh. Very colorful and in smart condition,19th century. 355cm x 160cm
    price:  SOLD