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 Yomud chuval with lots of ofset knotting and good dyes. a klittle nibbles here and there, low pile.19th century. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a very fine antique part silk Kashan carpet, 10x7. some worn areas, one little patch, but no holes, clean, floor ready and ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Ersari carpet with lovely ground color, good spacing and a border normaly associated with early Tekke main's. Some wear, totaly ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique (white wefted) zeiglar wagireh, good dyes, worn but restorable. late 19th century.
    price:  SOLD

  • a very fine antique Yomud(?) bag face. Shiney wool and good dyes. nibbled around edges, but even low pile. Needs a wash. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Tekke main with particularly pleasing ground color. a few small holes and some small reapirs that need re-doing, but in ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a good Heriz carpet in decent, original condition with very decorative colors. late 19th century. 12'3 x 10'1.
    price:  SOLD

  • a very good Chelebered (Eagle) kazak with fantastic wool and great dyes. Selveges replaced, a few exceptional repairs, but mainly in very ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a very fine Ersari main carpet. Square format with splendid dyes. low area in middle hence reasonable price. About 8x6. About 1860 ... read more
    price:  SOLD thanks

  • a fine antique Sarouk Ferahan small rug, with good design. Late 19th century. about 5x3.
    price:  SOLD

  • a Fine old Tekke main carpet with good dyes and shiney wool in mint condition with no repairs. Very crisp clean piece. ... read more
    price:  POA

  • a very good Neriz (Afshar) tribal rug. Lovely graphics, good dyes and beautiful wool. Ground slightly corroded, damage to its fat kilims, ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An old Khamseh bird rug. mainly in good pile but slight local mothing down one side and some bad red dye. Circa
    price:  SOLD

  • a funky antique Heriz carpet in the scarce 6x9 format. Good dyes and in decent order. Circa 1900.
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Khamseh bird rug. Many funky birds and naivly drawn border Generaly in good condition with no repair and decent dyes. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Zejwa rug of good quality. a few synthetic highlights, but finely made with good wool. could use a clean and ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a good Zeiglar wagireh, finly made, white wefted with massive, well executed design, beautiful wool and intense dyes. Pretty much full pile, ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a fabulous Khamseh main carpet, very fine with great colors and exquisite drawing. Mid 19th century or before. About 10x5, Even low
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Kuba carpet, circa 1880. 2 patches of lcal wear but mainly in full pile with original ends and sides and ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a big fat,funky, Kurd (Shassavan?) bag face, with good dyes and in very good condition. 19th century.
    price:  SOLD

  • Very fine antique Moghan prayer rug with good dyes and well executed design. Circa 1875
    price:  sold

  • a very fine colorfull, antique Jaff bag face with excelent wool and dyes in full pile. 19th century.
    price:  sold

  • An antique Sumac carpet with funky border. Slight wear corrosian in places, one small hole, slight loss to ends,dirty but not stained. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Baluch rug with birds. Some have had 'ickle babies - how sweet!Good dyes. Selveges replaced in places, otherwise in decent condition. ... read more
    price:  sold

  • An exceptional Ersari Ensi with extraordinary dyes, great wool and crisp drawing. Two small expert repairs, bite out of kilim end, but ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique bauch prayer rug with good dyes in excelent original condition. Late 19th century.
    price:  SOLD

  • Old Veremin kilim with good dyes in excelent condition. Circa 1900. about 9x6.
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique khorrasan rug, slightly nibbles on ends some slight localised mothing, but full pile and good wool. Circa 1900. about 6'6x4'6. Freinly
    price:  SOLD

  • a good antique Bijar runner wool on wool with lovely dyes and good wool in near perfect condition, full pile no repair, ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Afshar rug, filth and corroded in places but still very attracttive. Very cheap! 19th century
    price:  SOLD

  • a good Sarouk Ferahan Dozar on high quality in near perfect condition. Circa 1890. 195 x 124cm
    price:  SOLD

  • a good antique Heriz carpet of high quality, with unusual design and excellent color. Very good condition. About 10' x 8'. Late ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Old Ersari carpet in very good condition. Circa 1900. Abou 10x8.
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Luri rug with very shiney wool in very good condition. Crca 1900.About 7x5
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Heriz carpet with very good dyes in pretty good condition. slight localised wear in places, but clean and floor ready. Circa ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Bijar kelleh carpet with well executed Mina Khani design, Small patch, some wear and end guard missing, filthy, but a good ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a very pretty khorrasan Kelleh, early 19th century, evenly worn, but complete and unrestored.
    price:  POA

  • Antique Kordi long rug with fat pile and funky design. Absolutly filthy, a few nicks and knocks, some fuchine type purple, but ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a good antique wool on wool Bijar dozar with jewel like qualitys in very good condition. late 19th century
    price:  SOLD

  • An unusual antique ( Kurdish ? )tribal rug with good dyes in fair condition. 19th century.
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Flemish tapestry fragment with interesting subject matter. 17th century. 70x40cm
    price:  SOLD

  • tabriz mat of Haji jalili quality, starting to fray on the ends, otherwise in excellent condition. Circa 1900.
    price:  SOLD

  • a very old Karaja runner with great dyes, problematic but quite beautiful. Much cheapness! Mid 19th century.
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Isfahan dozar in mint condition with thick glossy pile all over. Circa 1900.
    price:  reasonable

  • Antique wool on wool Bijar dozar with excellent dyes, great wool and elegent design in very good condition. Late 19th century
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique yellow ground Kazak. 19th century, even low pile, oriinal ends and sides.
    price:  POA

  • very fine Ladyk frag with some condition issues, early 18th century.
    price:  SOLD

  • Khotan carpet, worn but very nice and complete, Circa 1820.
    price:  SOLD