Andy Hale

Specialist dealer of all types of Central Asian art since 1972. Author of numerous books and articles on Central Asian textiles, along with my wife, Kate Fitz Gibbon. I also work with Russian and Central Asian photography. Our Central Asian archive has over 2,000 images, some of which can be seen on our gallery website:

I am an USPAP certified appraiser, specializing in textiles, photographs and sound recordings (phonograph records).

Buy from the guy who knows his utkap from his ilgich!

Colors of Oasis, Central Asian Ikats, Textile Museum, Washington, D.C., 2010.
A Story of Islamic Embroidery-In Nomadic and Urban Traditions, TDIC Abu Dhabi UAE, 2010
The Collection at Home. Sammlung Henkel II, Henkel, Gabriele (Ed.), Dumont Buchverlag, Koln, 2009.
Uzbek Embroidery in the Nomadic Tradition (with co-author Kate Fitz Gibbon), Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Minneapolis, MN 2007
Ikat, Silks of Central Asia, The Guido Goldman Collection (with co-author Kate Fitz Gibbon), Calmann and King, London, 1997
Ikat Silks of Central Asia (with co-author Kate Fitz Gibbon, The Pip Rau Collection, Basil Blackwell, London, 1988

ARTICLES (selected)
Spiders, Snakes & Scorpions, Kungrat and Lakai Ritual Textiles, Hali, Issue 152, Summer 2007
Role Reversal, Shahrisyabz Suzani, Hali, Issue 153, Autumn 2007
History and its Imperatives, Hali Magazine, November/December 2001, Issue 119
Lakai, The Bad Beys of Central Asia, cover article, Hali Magazine, June-July 1994, Issue 75

  • 21. Westphal-Hellbusch, Sigrid/Ilse Bruns, Metallgefabe aus Buchara, Museum fur Volkerkunde, 1974 Soft cover. Major study of 19th century ... read more
    price:  $85

  • 13. Radloff, Wilhelm, Aus Sibirien, Anthropological Publications, 1968. Photomechanical reprint of Radloff's 1898 account of his travels and ... read more
    price:  $150

  • Turkmen Wedding Veil, Silk Embroidery on Silk, Cotton Backing, 36.5 x 32 Inches, Early 20th Century, Some tears, holes and stains. ... read more
    price:  $400

  • isl0132 Persian Safavid Period Pierced Ceramic Bowl, 17th/18th Century, 7" x 3.25", Some restoration
    price:  POR

  • Turkmen Girl's Hat, Silk Embroidery on Cotton with Silver Ornaments, 7" x 7", Northern Afghanistan The design of the hat has clearly been ... read more
    price:  $300

  • sl0112 Mosque Dome Ornament, Pakistan, Copper, Late 19th/Early 20th Century, 48" Tall From Pakistan. Rare to find one so
    price:  POR

  • tex_0137 Central Asia Khivan Quilted Coat, Cotton Wefted Silk, Early 20th Century, Sleeves 48", Length 41.5 Because of the thick ... read more
    price:  $200

  • tex_139 Central Asian Ikat Dress, Unlined, Silk, Late 19th Century, Sleeves: 73" Length: 51"
    price:  $500

  • isl_0105 Large collection of more than 95 Islamic seals. i collected these over many years. They are from Turkey, Afghanistan, Iran ... read more
    price:  ON WEBSITE

  • isl_0021 Persian Qajar Period Box 19th Century 4 x 7.25 x 12 in
    price:  $1400

  • Central Asian Wool Carder, Wood and Iron, Bought in Northern Afghanistan, 13" x 6" x 14.5" All you need is the sheep!
    price:  $150

  • isl_0019 Brass and Copper Huqqa Base, Baltistan, Northern Pakistan, 18th Century 4.25 x 7 in The sensuous form of the piece is derived ... read more
    price:  POR

  • car_1009 Central Asian Kyrgyz Bagface, Wool, 26 in x 31 in
    price:  $500

  • eth067 Pair of Leather Shoes from Northern Afghanistan, 10" x 4", With brass studs and embroidery, About 50 years old
    price:  $150

  • isl 0110 Bronze Ewer 9th century 16 in x 7 in Very rare example of early Islamic metalwork. price on request
    price:  POR

  • wood001 Lot of 3 Carved Wooden Panels, Pakistan, Mughal Period, 18th Century or Earlier. 6.5" x 85", 7.5" x 120", ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Chinese Hat Box, Late 19th/Early 20th Century, 10" Tall x 12.75" Wide, Lacquer on Leather
    price:  $325

  • Another nice photograph with a lama sitting on a Tibetan (?) rug. He is identified on the mount as "Shireta Aginskavo ... read more
    price:  $650

  • Interesting photograph of man sitting on Tibetan (?) rug taken by the photographer o. Stein c 1900. o. Stein was based ... read more
    price:  $650

  • wood003 Wood Door, Pakistan, 19th Century or Earlier, 75" x 36.5, Central Carved Panels: 66" x 27.5" Never seen ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Turkmen Chyrpy, Silk Embroidery on Handwoven Silk Cloth, Block Print Cotton Backing, 42" Long x 32" Wide This is one of the earliest ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Central Asian Silk Tentband, Probably Uzbek, 2 inches x about 23 feet, Late 19th/Early 20th Century. Tentbands like this, woven in "gajeri" ... read more
    price:  $550

  • Turkmen Embroidered Collar, Silk Embroidery on Silk Backing, Mordant Print Cotton Backing, 3.7 x 34.5 inches
    price:  $120

  • eth059 Lot of 4 Persian Ceramic Tiles, Largest: 5.75" x 5.75", Smallest: 5" x 2.75" About 50 years ... read more
    price:  $135

  • eth079 Central Asian Camel Skin Vessel, 17" x 14", Not sure of the age but it was bought in ... read more
    price:  $450

  • car_1006 Uzbek Uut Kap double-sided bag, Wool, 16.5 x 15 inches
    price:  $400

  • wood002 Mughal Wood Door, Pakistan, 18th Century, 66" (not including hinge poles) x 35.25, Part of bottom missing. ... read more
    price:  $1800

  • Central Asian Embroidery with Metal Thread Set into a Patchwork Border, 17” x 17” (not including fringe), Late 19th/Early 20th Century Missing a ... read more
    price:  POR

  • tex_0109 Central Asian Kirgiz Rug, Wool, 19th Century, 55" x 122"
    price:  $1700

  • Turkmen Beshire Fragment, Wool, 32” x 37”, Late 19th Century Ikat inspired design.
    price:  $120

  • Uzbek bagface, Wool and Cotton, 18” x 69”, Early 20th Century Bagfaces like this were used below the “chuk”, a pile of quilts ... read more
    price:  $300

  • tex_0113 Uzbek Boots,"Masi", leather, late 19th/early 20th century 9.5" x 14.5" $850 Soles of boots are recent.
    price:  $850

  • tex_0059 1030 Waziristan Pakistan Textile 43 x 85 in Waziristan and Bajuar were the only two places i was afraid to go ... read more
    price:  $325

  • tex_0090 Suzani 7 ft 2 in x 8 ft 11 in Looks to be late 19th/early 20th Century. Fully embroidered surface.
    price:  $2800

  • tex_0099 Turkoman "Kor" Tentband, wool 17" x 526" In good condition but a bit dusty. Over 40 feet!
    price:  $200.00

  • tex_0080 5613 Central Asian Kungrat Pair Tent hangings, Silk Embroidery on Wool, 13 x 28 inches
    price:  $1200

  • tex_0069 2772 Turkoman Beshire Torba 15 in x 48.5 in Has a few rows of white cotton in the pile. ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Priest's Collar, Silk Embroidery on Silk Cloth, Cotton Backing, 76" x 5.25", Pakistan I bought this in Pakistan many years ago. It ... read more
    price:  $135

  • Set of Pieces from Eastern Turkestan Saddle Bags, Wool Pile with Cotton Foundation, 21.5" x 51" (as photographed), Early 20th Century ... read more
    price:  $600

  • tex_0138 Central Asian Ikat Coat, Unlined, Silk, Late 19th Century Sleeves: 77" Length: 53"
    price:  $600

  • tex143 Turkman Bagface, Wool, Late 19th/Early 20th Century, 11.5" x 48" "Good" colors but not as vibrant as earlier (and more expensive)
    price:  $600

  • eth076 Turkmen Naswar Container, Incised Gourd, About 50 Years Old Rare type with images of horses, birds, weapons, etc. Naswar containers ... read more
    price:  $150

  • "Ikat, Silks of Central Asia, The Goldman Collection" Kate Fitz Gibbon/Andrew Hale, London, 1997
    price:  $300.00

  • Turkmen cuffs, silk embroidery on silk backing, late 19th century, each c 10" x 8.25", Rare type, beautiful colors. Bought ... read more
    price:  $600

  • Uzbek Embroidery, Silk Embroidery on Wool, 24" x 26.5" Probably Kungrat
    price:  $650

  • Pair Central Asian Coat Trim, Silk Embroidery on Cotton, 49.5" x 2.75", Early 20th Century Unlike belts, coat trims do not have symmetrical ... read more
    price:  $400.00

  • Central Asian Arab Bag, Wool pile weaving, Late 19th/Early 20th century, 27" x 51" This is in excellent condition and clean. ... read more
    price:  $950

  • Turkmen Tent Band, Silk Embroidery on Wool Cloth,Silk Tassels, 10" x 87"
    price:  $275