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Rugs for the sake of rugs

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  • The following piece along with another have gone missing from a friend's shop in New York. Please let me know if you ... read more
    price:  MISSING

  • Armenian inscribed Chahar Mahal Bakhtiari rug, all natural dyes. Inscription reads 'Bartholomew i, the Benevolent and dated 1924.
    price:  SOLD

  • Art Deco Chinese rug with foliage and butterflies. 3'8"x5'10"
    price:  $650 +shipping

  • luxurious Baluch camel-ground rug with an asmalyk design and stylized trees. Though open left, it may be so-called 'Arab Baluch'. Fuchsine is ... read more
    price:  POR

  • fine Baluch camel-ground prayer rug, 34" x 5'5", asymmetrical, open left 120-130 knots per square inch
    price:  POR

  • Baluch bagface, very fine weave, floppy handle, silk highlights (dyed with faded fuchsine) 1'10"x1'10"
    price:  SOLD

  • Sevan Kazak with plied white cotton weft or some sort of Moghan with a Sevan design. blasted but with fantastic color. Looks ... read more
    price:  SOLD

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

  • Konya yastik with a variant of a Holbein gul, front and back images. Condition is a little rough with some kashmiring of ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • East Anatolian Kurdish rug fragment. Super vibrant madder. mounted and conserved.
    price:  $1500

  • Ladik Prayer Rug with Double-Columns as well as Double Spandrels. Rare and beautiful white ground and exceptional aubergine and red spandrels. circa ... read more
    price:  $3000

  • Tekke ensi fragment with good age and some very interesting features.
    price:  $250 + shipping

  • Yomut wedding? rug. Cute piece with good dyes.
    price:  $400

  • Rabat Moroccan gallery rug, all natural colors, mid 19th. century?
    price:  POR

  • Ersari trapping with a dyrnak gul design. Excellent condition. Nice color and abrash, 5'0"x1'4" excluding original tassels.
    price:  SOLD

  • Mudjur (Mucur) or possibly Konya prayer rug. Big knots, lots of colors, all vegetal dyes with no sulfonic. 3 shades of aubergine ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Greek embroidery, probably Salonica / Thessaloniki
    price:  POR

  • Central Asian Middle Amu Darya Turkmen trapping or torba with an ikat derived 'aq waymaq' design. 4'8"x1'4"
    price:  SOLD

  • Yomut Turkmen igsalyk (spindle bag). Natural colors including cochineal with a distinctive purple-blue that is probably the result of an indigo and ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Small Bashir fragment / patch with interesting drawing and nice color, 1'3"x1'6"
    price:  SOLD

  • Tekke Turkmen main carpet, apx 8'x12'
    price:  $1800

  • East Anatolian rug fragment, very fine weave and saturated natural color. An exceptionally elegant but battered older example of an iconic type.
    price:  SOLD

  • Southwest Persian bagface with a repeat Jaf-like latch-hook diamond field and zig-zag kilim back
    price:  SOLD

  • Baluch balisht with great polychromatic blues, Timuri-esque Khorosan group with sort of a kepse/ashik type of design? nice older borders.
    price:  SOLD

  • camel ground Baluch tree rug with a minakhani border. Very soft wool.
    price:  $350

  • corner fragment from a so-called 'Tibetan Group' or 'Golden Triangle' rug. Woven in the Northwest Persia/ Eastern Anatolia border region sometime around ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Isfahan Carpet, Safavid era, first half 17th century, silk and cotton warp, cotton weft, lac red ground, fine weave, cut and shut, ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Konya rug fragment, circa 1800 or perhaps earlier? Excellent aubergine.
    price:  $500

  • An early (Jufti knotted type) Herat / Khorasan pastiche carpet, reduced in length. Safavid era, circa 1600. a later version of this ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Larger Baluch octagon and star type bagface, super soft with at least 4 blues.
    price:  SOLD

  • Northwest Persian Kurdish rug with a star border and 'Memling gul'design
    price:  POR

  • Zeichur Kuba rug with ultimate color. Older than most (all?) Thin and delicate handle. 3'4"x6'2"
    price:  SOLD

  • Vivid Saturated Color. Two matching fragments of an Anatolian Yatak, mounted together and conserved. multicolored carnations on a golden-saffron abrashed ground, perfect ... read more
    price:  $4200

  • 20 Christie's London Islamic art catalogs. All in great condition
    price:  $100 for all or $10 each +post

  • Hali Magazine, multiple back issues in great condition available from number 53 through more current issues. Excellent rug reference material. All in ... read more
    price:  $15 each, discount for multiples

  • Bergama area Anatolian Turkish rug, an early rendition of this uncommon type with saturated color and open drawing, silk knots in the ... read more
    price:  $5500

  • Ersari? Turkmen Guli-Gul Main Carpet. Wear is pretty much as it appears in the images. One side has significant loss to the ... read more
    price:  $550 plus shipping OBO

  • Large (5'1" x 8'3" 155x252cm) East Anatolian Yatak with harshang and other ornament (alien cyclopses?)
    price:  $15,000

  • Shirvan runner with a gold ground, 3'4"x10'1"
    price:  SOLD

  • worn antique Khorosan Baluch rug with great star border. Diagonal stripes with a pile rendition of flatweave design. corrosive browns.
    price:  SOLD

  • 6 gul Tekke torba
    price:  SOLD

  • East Anatolian Kurdish divan cover. Red-wefted group with great color including slate blues and greens, salmon, and good. fragmented into three pieces, ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Fabulous Kangxi era Ningxia Chinese rug, circa 1700. 4'5"x6'2". Small format classical Chinese piece with spectacular drawing.
    price:  POR

  • Yomud chuval, older type, older drawing, some condition issues.
    price:  SOLD

  • Kirghiz fragment, older than any Kirghiz piece I've seen with an ancient aesthetic. This piece was sourced in Tibet. It appears to ... read more
    price:  more than most sane people would pay... a lot... approaching ransom

  • Super soft Qashqai or Khamseh rug, 4'1"x5'0"
    price:  on request

  • Ancient minakhani Baluch rug. (price not commensurate with condition)

  • Pair of Baluch 'Timuri' shrub bags
    price:  SOLD