Mark Traxler

Collector and weaver of oriental textiles. Caught the bug in 1996 and it hasn't let up any. Live in rural Minnesota.

  • Antique Caucasian Long Rug in bold and colorful design. Full pile. Natural dyes including blue-green and gold. 4’3” x 8’6” $1500
    price:  $1500

  • Karabagh long rug: 8’7” x 4’3” in excellent condition, color and bold design. Clean and ready for use.
    price:  $1900 obo

  • Tekke ensi: good age and color, including blue-green and rose madder. Great pile and glistening wool. 46”x53”. Smallish size.
    price:  $700

  • Karabagh carpet in Lenkoran design. Great colors, bold design, full pile. 4’3”x8’6”. Clean and odor free. Ready for use.
    price:  $1900 obo

  • SOLD!Senneh kilim. 53” x 76.” Very nice color and condition. The color is somewhat stronger on one side than the other. ... read more
    price:  Sold

  • Sold! Khamseh rug or Bagface of unusual proportion and quality. The quatrefoil motif in the 4 corners is repeated in the ... read more
    price:  $100

  • Sold! Antique Baluchi bag face in full pile. Iridescent indigo and deep madder. 32” x 28” $200
    price:  $200

  • Sold! Nice old Baluchi. 36” x 60”. Good pile but corroded brown. Great wool and natural dyes including salmon red. $150
    price:  $150

  • Sold! Lovely Tekke chuval with brilliant dyes and design. Circa 1900 or earlier. Great piece. Tiny amount of dye transfer onto warp ... read more
    price:  $300

  • Antique Tekke Chuval: very finely knotted and fine detail. Intense color including cochineal based. One synthetic red which hasn’t affected adjacent colors. ... read more
    price:  $350 obo

  • An intense garden of natural colors, Dobag project type Turkish rug in Canakale form. Meaty pile. It does have one home about ... read more
    price:  $400

  • sold! thanks! Very nice Yomud juval. Great saturated colors. Meaty pile. Symmetric knots. Oh, the back screams “I’m old!” Grainy, smooth, and ... read more
    price:  sold

  • sold! Thanks! Anyone redecorating and looking for a splash of color? Ersari torba! 54”x17”. Natural dyes. Splendid orange like a Tekke! Please ... read more
    price:  Sold

  • Baluch bag - Here's a great old one. Far earlier than most. The back alone is worth having. i got this from ... read more
    price:  $500

  • Turkish Dobag-type rug with some age. Beautiful dyes as you can see. a small hole about 1.5”. Size: 64” x 56”. This ... read more
    price:  $450

  • Kashan: 6'6" x 4'4" - 18kpi x 16kpi. Worn to the knothead in some places, some edge wear as shown. Santa would ... read more
    price:  $400 obo

  • As beautiful as a summer garden! a blast from the past: acor 6 in Seattle!
    price:  $2200

  • Bijar kilim, c.1900 on cotton warp. 44”x58”. Has two areas of missing weft. See pictures. Good color. Inexpensive!
    price:  $150

  • sold Rare 4x4 Tekke chuval - easily 3rd quarter - in full pile. Saturated natural dyes, including rose madder and cochineal ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Kashan: Classic art in prayer arch form. 6'6" x 4'4" 300 kpi. Low areas. See picture regarding ends and edges. Still very ... read more
    price:  $425 obo

  • Bakhtiari Gol Farang "Foreign Flower" decorative rug. 7'x 4'-5". Very good condition with good pile. All the colors of the rainbow with ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Electric blue Baluch with graphic large scale design. 58" x 33." Sides are 100% good! Wear. Inexpensive.
    price:  SOLD

  • Kurd bagface: 26" x 24". Single wefted, 6 ply cotton warp and goat hair weft. The back is not original to the ... read more
    price:  $175

  • Vintage Persian Kashan with particularly good color and intricate design. About 6' x 4' - with minor end loss. Lower pile with ... read more
    price:  $450

  • Colorful Bakhtiari Gol Farang "foreign flower" decorative rug. 7'3"x 4'4" in very good condition and good quality wool. All the colors of ... read more
    price:  por

  • sold!! This Tekke six gul torba is beautifully drawn and very old, easily c. 1850. It measures 42" x 15" and has ... read more
    price:  see above

  • sold! Antique Tekke Dip Khali measuring 44" x 41" in full pile. The ends have been bound and are secure. The piece ... read more
    price:  SOLD!

  • Tekke chuval with excellent drawing. Finely knotted asymmetric right. Wonderful color including dark green, magenta, two blues, and both madder and synthetic ... read more
    price:  $400

  • sold! Rare Yomud chuval with Tekke influence. Full pile, with minimal selvage loss. 200 kpi, asymmetric knots, open right. Fantastic dye saturation, ... read more
    price:  please ask

  • Antique Baluch Prayer Rug with tree of life design. Camel hair field, with good quality weft-float end finish and some selvage remaining. ... read more
    price:  $125

  • sold! Antique Baluch - 36" x 56" and its all there. Considerable wear. Clean and odor free, with an interesting rendition of ... read more
    price:  $100

  • Antique Bakhtiari rug with natural dyes and all wool foundation. Areas of wear and a crease or two. No holes, or smells. ... read more
    price:  $250

  • Antique white-groud Afshar, 3.5' x 4.5' in overall great condition. All natural dyes, electric blue. Generally low pile, with a coffee stain? ... read more
    price:  inexpensive!

  • An interesting and decorative small carpet of possible Bakhtiari origin. 6'4" x 4'9". All wool, single weft, zero warp suppression. Areas ... read more

  • White Ground Afshar constructed of interlocking boteh! Wool warp and weft, 4 feet by 5 feet. Low pile, good general condition. Selvages ... read more
    price:  $400

  • Antique Afshar: 4' x 5'- White ground and rare design. Pile is good around the perimeter, and lower in parts. One area ... read more
    price:  POR

  • sold! Tekke 6 gul torba of significant age and quality! Intense detail in the main guls which are of good size. Condition ... read more
    price:  $500

  • Sweet Torba, with Asmalyk guls, 45" x 15" - Symmetric knots. Saturated dyes, with mothing [taken care of], and wear. Super decorative. ... read more
    price:  $500

  • a tour de force of Turkoman weaving with Yomud influence. 10' x 18" with both handspun cotton and wool shots of weft. ... read more
    price:  ask

  • Yomud group chuval with tremendous color and wool quality. Admired by top collectors! Symmetric noting. Very fine dark brown weft. Natural dyes. ... read more
    price:  $800

  • Chodor carpet, 9' x 4.5' - Excellent dye-work, c. 1870. Splits, reinforced, but intact. No odor or rot. $500 plus shipping. sold!
    price:  $500

  • Ersari Ensi, Circa 1850 sold!- fully ethnographic in every regard. Better condition than one would expect! Pile a bit low in the ... read more
    price:  $1250

  • Antique Yomud Main Carpet: Excellent Christmas gift. 9'3"x5'5". 11h x 14v = 140 kpi. Camel hair warp. Some cotton in weft? [see ... read more
    price:  $3500

  • Antique Ivory Ground Khamseh 4'x 6' in excellent condition. To be auctioned at Grogans on Monday, 11/3. View it at link

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  • Antique Bijar Kilim: 3.5' x 5'. Complete on both ends and sides, but two small areas of weft damage, upper right and ... read more
    price:  $350 OBO

  • Chodor Carpet, Good pile but seamed in several spots. Judged by those who know to be c. 1870. Extensive cotton in weft. ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Afshari / Khamseh bagface /rug. old. Great graphics and saturated dyes, all natural! Worn.