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Rugs for the sake of rugs

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  • Complete Baluch khorjin set, snowflake / blossom design. One of the oldest complete Baluch saddle bags I've ever seen, if not the ... read more
    price:  Appropriately expensive

  • Baluch flatwoven sofreh, camel-ground with a field of repeat abstracted trees. a couple of silk highlights. Nice ends with some weft float. ... read more
    price:  $450 contact...

  • Oldest of this type around. Large Kizyl Ayak Turkmen chuval, very old with a great weave, floppy handle, great spacing, and rich ... read more
    price:  $500

  • Baluch star bag with polychromatic blue, a blue-green, and copper / cinnamon ground. Older than most but worn.1 knot of cotton in ... read more
    price:  $225

  • Enigmatic double niched Baluch rug. This is the only example of the format that i have seen that is asymmetrically knotted. There ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Large, very rustic / tribal Baluch prayer rug. Amazingly soft wool, all good colors.verx unusual back. Lots of Aubergine! Western Afghanistan, perhaps ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Baluch Timuri type prayer rug with a very rare rendition of abstracted geometric repeating shrubs. Leaves if light blue at the top, ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Baluch camel ground prayer rug with large ashik like design, black animal hair weft, tight thick weave, condition is quite messed up ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Small camel ground Baluch rug with floating diagonal elements excellently spaced, rustic construction with camel, wool and brindled warp, striped kilim on ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Baluch double-sided sumak salt bag with a design seemingly derived from a Turkmen tentband, one side more worn than the other, still ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Baluch double-sided flatwoven salt bag, tribal region, Northwest frontier, an old one with great color and execution, old repair in one side ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Double-sided pile Baluch salt bag, Sistan area, great condition complete with goat hair carrying chord, 36x50cm
    price:  POR

  • Baluch bird bag face with a curled leaf border
    price:  cheep cheep cheap

  • Small antique Tibetan rug, all natural colors
    price:  POR

  • Baluch multi-flatweave technique salt bag with a particularly finely rendered striped weft brocaded field. Not common, a good thing.
    price:  POR

  • Multi flatweave technique complete Baluch salt bag. Uncommon leaf design sometimes found on Baluch pile ghurbaghe rugs, beautiful colorful striped back.
    price:  POR

  • Ivory ground Baluch salt bag, pile front, flatwoven back
    price:  POR

  • Freaky-fine Baluch flatweave, almost like a sheet of paper or canvas. Very difficult to photograph. White cotton highlights, yarn as thin as ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Complete antique Baluch balisht. Great wool , saturated natural color, complete striped back and gist hair fasteners still intact.
    price:  $650

  • Central Anatolian yastik, nice type
    price:  POR...

  • Large Baluch complete bag with octagon star in square middle. Super glossy wool, floppy handle, and complete flatwoven back still attached. Recently ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Small Baluch chanteh bag with a very uncommon design. Pile front , flat woven back with some leather
    price:  $550

  • Baluch double sided pile small chanteh bag, all good colors, glossy wool. probably Sistan region
    price:  $450

  • Small Khotan rug, good colors, areas of restoration
    price:  POR

  • Symmetrically knotted Baluch rug with a Mushwani type diamond design. Some wear and old attempts at restoration. Dynamic and fun with nice ... read more
    price:  $350

  • Classic East Anatolian Malatya area bag with an unusual eight-pointed star in octagon design. Pearl roundels? (Probably not but it is reminiscent)
    price:  $350 more info...

  • Baluch prayer rug, dark and mysterious with super glossy wool. Very unusual design variant. Exceptionally nice flatwoven ends.
    price:  $2300

  • Baluch complete double saddle bag set, a small khorjin or possibly a chanteh set? Sistan area. Silk pile highlights in the center ... read more
    price:  Buy it now or see it at ARTS in San Francisco, Oct 27-29

  • Baluch sofreh with birds
    price:  POR

  • Dokhtar-i Qazi prayer rug published in Hali 53, exhibited in the 1990 icoc rug fair.
    price:  POR

  • Super velvety, saturated Turkmen rug fragment with two gul variants; temurchin guls and tauk-nuskka. This is an old one, most probably middle ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Baluch camel ground prayer rug with animals, abstracted shrubs, and a Shi'a inscription that reads, 'Allah, Muhammad, Ali, Hassan, Hussein' kilim ends
    price:  $2200

  • Baluch octagon star bag face with animal trains and copious silk highlights. 28"x24" This piece has a great presence and displays well. Some ... read more
    price:  $1500

  • Larger than normal Baluch rug with unusual geometric botehs arranged in a subtle but sophisticated repeat creating graphic diagonal negative space that ... read more
    price:  $850

  • Baluch rug with serrated ashik-like tile design and a leaf border. Several blues, nice color in general. Goat hair side selvedge. 3'6"x6'3"
    price:  $450

  • Bijar directional niched or prayer rug. Unusual format, great color. 3'10"x4'10"
    price:  contact...

  • Squarish shaped camel ground Baluch prayer rug, probably Zabol area, Sistan and Baluchistan, Southeast Persia, nice thing, 2'8"x3'4"
    price:  $450 contact...

  • Tall camel ground Baluch prayer rugs with copious silk highlights, some damage at the top, beautiful flatwoven ends which have been reattached. ... read more
    price:  inexpensive more info...

  • Baluch bird bag face with green and blue birds with polka dots. Super plush, soft, fluffy wool. Very appealing. But it now or ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Greek island embroidery, section of a cuff with an Italianate oak leaf and acorn meander. Probably Ionian Islands, Corfu? or Lefkada?, Northwest Greece, ... read more
    price:  For more info...

  • Velvety Khorosan Baluch bird bag. 5x5 birds, great condition.
    price:  SOLD

  • Super soft Qashqai or Khamseh rug, 4'1"x5'0"
    price:  more info...

  • Quarky Southwest Persian Qashqai bagfaces, soft wool, diverse color. Rounded top of central diamond, concaved bottom.
    price:  SOLD

  • East Anatolian Kurdish yastik. This pieces uses several talismanic knots of either horse or possibly human hair in areas of the bottom. ... read more
    price:  $450

  • Ottoman embroidery fragment with classical drawing, likely 17th century, 3'6"x1'6"
    price:  $3200

  • 'Der thrakische Silberschatz aus Rogosen Bulgarien' German text published in Bulgaria with copious color and black and white plates of gold and ... read more
    price:  $20 plus shipping

  • Kirshehir yastik. Fantastic purple, indigo sulphonic
    price:  $750 plus postage

  • Makri rug with double cartouche field.
    price:  POR