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

  • Pair Central Asian Hair Ornaments, 58" x 4.25". Full Silk Embroidery on Handwoven Cotton Cloth, Mid 19th Century Early examples of these ... read more
    price:  Lost by FedEx!

  • Central Asian Felt Bag, Wool Embroidery on Felt, 41" x 11.5" with tassels These are probably Central Asian Arab.
    price:  $400

  • Turkoman Hat, Silk on Cotton, 4.75" Tall x 6" Diameter, Late 19th/Early 20th Century $500
    price:  $500

  • Pair of Persian Tiles with ikat design, 8" x 8", 19th Century
    price:  $1100

  • Central Asian "Jul Khairz" carpet, Wool, 35" x 112", Late 19th/Early 20th Century, $1850 Shaggy julkhairz carpets were popular in Central Asia, ... read more
    price:  $1850

  • Uzbek Dasturkhan (Eating mat), Leather, 49.5" x 141", Late 19th/Early 20th Century $1200 Here is something you don't see ... read more
    price:  $1200

  • Pair Turkoman Cuffs, Silk Embroidery on Cotton, Each Cuff 7" x 7.5", Late 19th Century, Northern Afghanistan $500
    price:  $500

  • Central Asian Ikat Hanging, Silk backed with Russian trade cotton print, 57" x 95", Late 19th Century, $1400 Some ... read more
    price:  $1400

  • Central Asian Batik, Silk, 90" x 46, Early 20th Century A nice example of Central Asian batik. The irregular alignment of the ... read more
    price:  $900

  • Shahrisabs cross stitch embroidered horse cover, late 19th century, silk ikat lining, 56" x 42.5" Purchased in Afghanistan in the 1970s. ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Kungrat Embroidery, Silk embroidery on wool, 20" x 20" excluding fringe, Late 19th/Early 20th Century Nice example of Kungrat embroidery. Often less ... read more
    price:  $600