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

  • Antique Kazak in mint condition, thick pile allover, no repairs, with good dyes. Circa 1880.
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Bolvardi Qasgai rug with beautifully rendered field design. a good 19th century example with all good dyes in good condition for ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a fine old ersari carpet of high quality in near perfect condition. All good dyes and shiny wool. check out the lovely ... read more
    price:  sold

  • a good antique karaja rug with Cheleberd or Eagle Kazak design in excellent condition. Late 19th entury.
    price:  POA

  • a good Qasgai carpet with all natural dyes and soft, shiny wool. Full pile allover no repairs. about 10x5. 2nd half 19th
    price:  SOLD

  • a good sanjabi kurd rug with lovely greens. Cut accross middle and dirty, but otherwise i fair condition and very usable. late ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a good and very old Indian Amritsar carpet in 2 halves, apprx. 16' x 14'
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique bijar kelleh, 19th century. Pretty, but worn and with a patch. 12x5.
    price:  SOLD

  • a 19th century ottoman towel fragment, framed/mounted. One of several.Good for Christmas presents!
    price:  £55 each

  • a fine and very large, antique Sarouk Ferahan carpet in very smart condition, lovely color. roughly 21' x 13'
    price:  poa

  • a good antique Heriz runner with very soft shiney wool and exceptional dyes. Very small reweave on one end of high quality, ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Ladyk prayer rug. quite a bit of ancient looking repair, but still very pretty and usable. Very old linin back. 1st ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a great Shasavan carpet with glossy wool and fantastic colours.11x5. Mid 19th century.
    price:  SOLD

  • a good antique Eagle kazak some damage, filthy dirty but with fat pile. Realy great color with no bad dye. Pre 1870.
    price:  SOLD

  • a large Luri Kelleh, circa 1900, abou 11x5.full pile but one small moth hole and a tension problem. Very cheap.
    price:  SOLD

  • An old Uzbek felt trapping. Could use a light clean, has a few chalky white marks on its surface, but is in ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Qasgai bag face. Bags showing this attractive medalion are quite rare. It was in two halves when i got it, ... read more
    price:  sold

  • a good Ushak fragment about 36 inches x 18 inches. Sewn onto a piece nasty yellow silk. Needs mouting properly. The fat ... read more
    price:  sold

  • a very pretty Ottoman(towel?) fragment, about 14 inches x 9 inches. 18th century.
    price:  SOLD

  • Old qasgai Malband. Quite a fine one in perfect condition. Probobly circa 1900.
    price:  sold

  • An antique Kurd bag with good dyes and very shiney wool. Damaged in middle but in full pile. 19th Century
    price:  sold

  • Tibetan Donkey head cover. a pretty and old example in very good condition. probobly 1st quarter 20th century.
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Baluch bag facewith good dyes and shiney wool. Damaged but in full pile. Late 19th century.
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Luri flat woven salt bag. Nice colors, all natural in good order. Probobly late 19th century. Very reasonably priced!
    price:  SOLD

  • Lakai (mirror?) bag. Very pretty example in excellent condition. Circa 1900.
    price:  SOLD

  • Turcoman trapping crudly mounted of foot stool. The bag(?) apears to be complete. The white is cotton, so probobly Saryk work. Filthy ... read more
    price:  sold

  • Antique Qasgai chanteh bag, good dyes and shiney wool. Missing back and bottom border, but very sweet! 19th century
    price:  £175

  • Antique qasgai bag faces (pair) missing backs, a little damaged. Circa 1900.
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Kurd bag with excellent dyes and wool, damaged, missing back, but in full pile. 19th century
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique kurd bag with good dyes in perfect condition, with back. Circa 1900.
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Konya fragment, nicely mounted with velcro on frame. Good dyes and very glossy wool. Circa 1800.
    price:  SOLD

  • a flat woven Kyrghiz baface. Big and flashy with strong graphics and good dyes. Near perfect condition. Circa 1900
    price:  SOLD

  • a rare antique English Axminster rug with thick glossy wool. 19th century
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Afshar rug of unusual size, about 3'square. Wool on wool with good dyes and in excellent condition. Circa 1900
    price:  SOLD

  • An exceptionl silk on silk Suzani fragment in horrible condition, but still very beautifull. 1st half 19th century or older. Losely mounted ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Old Kurdish rug with vegetal dyes and good wool. Missing guard at one end, slightly low in the middle, need a clean. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Old Kurdish Hamadan rug with striking design and good dyes. About 7x4
    price:  SOLD

  • Ikat velvet childs hat, 19th century, Central Asia. (Child not included!)
    price:  SOLD

  • 3 chunky Pre-Columbian textiles, the biggest being the Nazca scaffold weave piece measuring 30 x 25 inches.

  • Antique Uzbek bag face with good dyes. Some damage. 19th century.
    price:  SOLD

  • Very fine antique ( Yomud ?) torba with good dyes and some very fine cotton wefts. Near perfect condition. 19th century.
    price:  SOLD

  • Early Yomud Fragment. From the Elim of a good main carpet.31x10 inches.
    price:  SOLD

  • Large and very deorative antique Peking carpet, circa 1900. Abou 14x11 ft, in very good condition.
    price:  SOLD

  • Fine antique Ferahan rug, about 6ft square in fair condition. Late 19th century.
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Heriz runner, about 10x3ft in good condition. Circa 1900.
    price:  £1500

  • Antique Sanjabi Kurd long rug in fair condition. Late 19th century.
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Heriz carpet, about 10x7ft in very good condition. Scarce design. Circa 1900.
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Heriz carpet, about 12x9ft. Unusual design in good condition. Circa 1900
    price:  POA