Brian MacDonald

Brian MacDonald has been dealing in antique tribal rugs and decorative carpets since 1979 and continues to offer a select and exquisite inventory of antique rugs and dowry bags - mainly from the nomadic tribes and villages of Turkey, Persia, Afghanistan and Central Asia as well as large decorative carpets.
Brian lived and worked in Iran from 1972 to 1977, spending the best part of a year of this time with two tribal groups, the Afshar of Kerman and the Qashqa'i of Fars and has travelled extensively in Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey, returning to Iran in recent years, travelling and collecting amongst the Bakhtiyari, Qashqa'i and Shahsavan tribes.

  • a charming little 19th century chanteh of the Luri-Bakhtiari tribes in excellent condition with original plainweave back. 30cm x 26cm (12" x
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  • a fabulous 19th Century Shahsevan Salt-Bag from the Moghan Region of Azerbaijan in excellent condition - very rare and collectable. 61cm x 40cm ... read more
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  • Visually stunning - Shahsevan piled bagface - not in the best of shape but a good example of the type. Just acquired ... read more
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  • Navajo Rug - excellent condition - circa 1900 - 2.16m x 1.30m (7' 1" x 4' 3")
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  • a handsome Ersari Turkmen khorjin - complete and in very good condition.
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  • Lovely double-sided knotted-pile Baluch chanteh in good condition with good vegetable colours. 28cm x 26cm (11" x 10").
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  • Nice Shahsevan Half-Khorjin in knotted-pile with soft, lustrous wool in very good condition - plain-weave back. 51cm x 48cm (1' 8" x ... read more
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  • Bakhtiari Half-Khorjin - good condition with narrow horizontal banded flatweave back - vegetable colours - 53cm x 47cm (1' 9" x 1'
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  • a beautiful 19th century Khorassan Baluchi with unusual elams, in very good condition bar some dark-brown dye corrosion. The 'hashie anguri' main ... read more
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  • This stunning 19th century Moghan rug has a wonderful abrash of indigo-blue with the gols appearing to 'float' on the surface! The ... read more
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  • Chickens galore! a wonderful early Baharlu rug of the Khamseh Confederacy in very good condition, very finely knotted with beautiful saturated natural ... read more
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  • a great antique Feraghan carpet with magnificent main border just acquired from an old Scottish house. The carpet is in good condition ... read more
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  • Recently acquired from an old English house, this beautiful Qashqa'i Chanteh is in excellent condition with its original, stunning, flatwoven back. Size ... read more
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  • Yuruk Yastik - possibly 19th century south-west Anatolia - in good condition. Size: 1.00m x 0.51m (3' 3" x 1' 8").
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  • Yomud Turkmen Chuval - 19th century - in very good condition except for small repaired tear and new side-cords. Size: 1.14m x ... read more
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  • Tiny Chanteh, Lori-Bakhtiari tribes, in good condition with some wear in places. The bag retains its original plainweave back in narrow horizontal ... read more
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  • This piled Shahsevan half-khorjin has soft, lustrous, glossy wool and is in excellent condition with no repairs. Size: 51cm x 48cm (1' ... read more
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  • Navajo Flatweave 2.16m x 1.30m (7' 1" x 4' 3") - Excellent condition.
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  • Shahsevan Half-Khorjin - 19th Century - all good colours with white cotton highlights and original red plain-weave back - selvedges re-bound - ... read more
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  • Yaqoub-Khani Timuri Main Carpet - in excellent condition - full pile with wonderful glossy wool and good colours throughout. Recently acquired from ... read more
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  • a beautiful Ersari/Kizyl Ayak Torba incorporating the so-called 'curled leaf' design on an ivory field. In mint condition - just needs a ... read more
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  • Unusual! An Afshar bag-face with 20 'kotchak' guls! Great natural colour - very good condition - possibly mid 19th century! 83cm x 58cm ... read more
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