Syndicate contentMike Rosenthal

Longtime San Francisco Bay Area Turkmen & Baluch lunatic with interest in other areas of collecting like Pre-Columbian, Persian, and Caucasian and a good inventory of Pre-Columbian weavings for multiple levels of collecting
Former Jazz Cellist with John Handy

“A judge at common law may be an ordinary man; a good judge of a carpet must be a genius.” - Edgar Allan Poe from the Philosophy of Furniture

"O you painters who ask for a technique for color, study carpets - there you will find everything that is knowledge" - Paul Gauguin

Note that all reasonable offers will be considered.

All rugs offered are in good condition - unless otherwise stated.

Note that all rugs and textiles have been cleaned and generally secured on ends and edges.

  • a large, 19th century Bakhtiari salt or tobacco bag with in tact and interesting back, saturated color and shiny wool.
    price:  $450

  • An early, Kizil Ayak main carpet fragment about 6'4" x 4'4" with asymmetric open right knotting, good color, early and stylized Dyrnak ... read more
    price:  $900

  • kazak kelli 5'1" x 8'10" 19th century, rectangular, lies flat, generally good condition, richly saturated color with original selvedges.
    price:  POR

  • Early Tekke Main Carpet 6'1.5" x 7'6.5" with rich glossy wool, classic design with pre-waterbug stars in the border, and layout, early, ... read more
    price:  POR

  • tekke small rug (wedding?). 41" x 53" from the 4th quarter of the 19th Century. Missing a bit on both sides. ... read more
    price:  $700

  • Tekke Torba 19th century with good color, spacious gul layout, moth damage, wear, and some paint on the verso.
    price:  POR

  • An early, fragmented Yomut chuval 34" x 25" missing at the top, sides, and elem with damage and wear, but mostly there ... read more
    price:  POR

  • grote halsenbalg 5.25" x 7.5" - a rare, 3 volume set of books with 120 plates contains some of the greatest rugs ... read more
    price:  $200

  • a beautiful and extremely rare, Peruvian Pre Columbian, knitted technique textile of camelid wool from the Sihuas culture circa 200 b.c. - ... read more
    price:  POR

  • from the nazca culture of peru ca. 600-700 a.d. depicting The Proliferous Being, who in Andean cosmology emanates the Life Force through ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Various Pre-Columbian artifacts. Here's an opportunity to begin collecting an area of weaving that is very old and very sophisticated. There is ... read more
    price:  POR