Warped and Wefted

  • Striking Tibetan makden (‘under-saddle’ carpet) exhibiting a Khotan-like influence with an elaborate mandala motif surrounded by a fine trellis-like circular blue ‘necklace'. ... read more
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  • Three medallion Tibetan khaden with the belak (frogfoot / footprint of the frog) motif scattered throughout the center panel. The medallions have ... read more
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  • Set of two Baluch balishts, or cushions from, Afghanistan. The previous owner had them stuffed as to look like pillows with rough ... read more
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  • Tibetan horse trapping known as a 'takyeb'. Takyeb's were used for decorating the forehead of a horse, yak or dzo (a cross ... read more
    price:  Atractively priced. Please ask.

  • Finely woven pile-less woolen Tibetan textile of indeterminate use, although it has been suggested that these types are some form of horse
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  • Small Sample Of Our Upcoming Inventory For 2023. The small sampling of rugs and textiles displayed here are just a taste of ... read more
    price:  SEASON GREETINGS

  • Fossilised wood carved into a cut-off bamboo clump and stained to resemble black bamboo. Japan, late Meiji Period, c1900 / very early ... read more
    price:  SOLD. Thank you!

  • Ningxia mat with an outer main border that uses the 3d ‘t’ design and an inner border of pearls, and a single ... read more
    price:  SOLD. Thank you!

  • Finnish ryijy (or in Swedish 'rya') rug with totemic designs in the border and central rectangle and silk highlights in the white ... read more
    price:  SOLD. Thank you!

  • Finnish ryijy (or in Swedish 'rya') by Laila Mikkonen entitled ‘Pirkka’. Ryijy's / rya's are traditional Scandinavian wool rugs with a long ... read more
    price:  SOLD. Thank you!

  • Finnish ryijy (or in Swedish 'rya') entitled ‘Liekit’ (in English ‘flames’). Ryijy's / rya's are traditional Scandinavian wool rugs with a long ... read more
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  • Three very well carved and evocative Chinese wooden masks, all dating from the mid part of the first half of the 1900's ... read more
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  • Rare matched pair of Tibetan gabney (or cushions) in original condition as they came out of Tibet circa 1972. (The inner padding ... read more
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  • Beautiful super-fine hand-woven blue ground Persian Senneh kilim with the classic ‘Herati’ pattern made in what is now known as Iranian Kurdistan. ... read more
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  • a rare intact set of saddle carpets, i.e.  both for under and above the saddle, made in the Ningxia region of China ... read more
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  • Beautiful Qing / aka Ch’ing Chinese Imperial Dynasty hand woven roundel depicting a five clawed dragon shown in profile - sometimes referred ... read more
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  • Beautiful, extremely soft, three paneled Tibetan masho – or above-saddle carpet - tightly woven using the tsuktruk method. It is constructed entirely ... read more
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  • Scandinavia. Important Finnish ryijy with impeccable provenance. This one-off Finnish ryijy dated ‘1937’ was made for exhibition at the Exposition Internationale in ... read more
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  • The end fragment of a longer carpet, most likely made in the Baotou-Suiyuan region of China circa the early 1900’s, and which ... read more
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  • Very attractive Tibetan blue seating carpet with seven small mandala-like ‘medallions’ floating in the main field, each enclosing an auspicious swastika or ... read more
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  • Masterful design execution and wonderful natural indigo dyes went in to the making of this Tibetan Makden. It has a central floral ... read more
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  • Uncommon thickly padded four paneled Tibetan masho - or above-saddle carpet - woven in the tsuktruk style. The naturally dyed pile is ... read more
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  • Striking Finnish ryijy by Tellervo Strommer (1926 - 2017), entitled Loitsu (or ‘Spell’ in English) and made in 1958 at Kotiteollisuusopisto (in ... read more
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  • Elegant and strikingly beautiful Chinese Civil Rank Buzi (pu zi) or ‘insignia badge’ (often referred to as ‘Mandarin Squares’); this example hand ... read more
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  • Exquisite Kurdish pile-woven mafrash 'panel' (or 'bag-face') - from the far North West of Persia (Iran) or the far southern Caucasus - ... read more
    price:  SOLD. Thank you!

  • Impressive Tibetan masho or 'above-saddle' carpet portraying a tiger pelt, with a benign, almost 'pussy-cat' like face. The very light brown wool ... read more
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  • The book ‘Dragon and Horse: Saddle Rugs and Other Horse Tack from China and Beyond’ (published 2013, limited run, never reprinted). Out ... read more
    price:  90 Euros plus postage

  • Old and very attractive Tibetan khaden from the mid 1800’s / 19th century (or before?) with a lovely abrash throughout the blue ... read more
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  • Very unusual non traditional designed small Tibetan carpet which can only be described as 'art-deco'. It may have been used as a ... read more
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  • Tibetan takyeb (pack animal forehead ‘decoration’) featuring a large flower - surrounded by ‘wish-fulfilling’ flaming jewels in the main field - emanating ... read more
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  • Tibetan takyeb (pack animal forehead ‘decoration’) with a geometric design and the green stems of several flowers interwoven lattice-like though it. Hand ... read more
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  • This Tibetan under-saddle carpet or ‘makden’ has a floral design on either side in a reddish-orange main field with abstract clouds and ... read more
    price:  SOLD. Thank you!

  • This impressive Tibetan carpet may have been intended as a dais / bench cover or for seating, or may have been a ... read more
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  • South Persian Tribal. Strikingly beautiful‘eye-dazzler’ kilim from the early 1900's. Very finely woven and saturated with lovely abrashed rich natural dyes. Some ... read more
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  • Mesmerizing early 1900’s Tibetan khaden with the so-called 'gau box' or amulet design throughout the main field. Coloured with only two blues ... read more
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  • Tibetan under-saddle carpet or ‘makden’ joined (as is often the custom for this type of saddle carpet) in the center with a ... read more
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  • Tibetan takyeb (pack animal forehead ‘decoration’) showing flowers emanating from a vase filled with flaming jewels. Hand spun wool warp and weft, ... read more
    price:  SOLD. Thank you!

  • Very late Ming or early Qing (aka Ch’ing) Dynasty kesi - silk - panel 'fragment’ of exceptional quality made in China at ... read more
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  • Finely hand-woven four paneled raw silk Bhutanese blanket (i.e. four individually woven strips or panels sewn together post weaving) made with all ... read more
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  • An age old Chinese design five dragon carpet, all five-clawed ‘Imperial’ dragons, from the Ningxia region and made pre-1900 some time in ... read more
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  • Beautiful 'butterfly' shaped under-saddle carpet from Tibet. The outer main border is of interlinked floral trellis work and has a peacock roundel ... read more
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  • Vintage Chinese five dragon 'Beijing' carpet with luxurious super-soft thick silky pile. This carpet was made circa the mid 1900’s, probably the ... read more
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  • Small Lion-Dog carpet / seating square from the Baotou-Suiyuan region of China, that may have originally been part of a long runner, ... read more
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  • Tibetan three paneled black tsuktruk with a Zeepa (Dzeepa, Zeepak, et al) as the sole central motif, and with spray coming off a ... read more
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  • Rolakan weaving from the south of Sweden. The rolakan weaving technique is a Scandinavian single interlocked tapestry technique that denotes a pile-less ... read more
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  • Tibetan carpet of an irregular size with a 'stylised' tiger striped center field design that may have been used as a dais ... read more
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  • book: Chahar Mahal va Bakhtiari: Village, Workshop and Nomadic Rugs of Western Persia by Peter Willborg (published 2002). English text. Very important ... read more
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  • Framed carpet fragment of a front facing five clawed dragon, most likely made in the Baotou-Suiyuan region of China circa 1900, that ... read more
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