Alberto Boralevi

Alberto Boralevi, an architect and dealer, stems from a family of art dealers that have been in the antique carpet and textile business in Venice and Florence since the beginning of the twentieth century. He is chairman of ICOC Academic Committee and in this role he organised the Academic Program of the latest two Conferences:Istanbul 2007 and Stockholm 2011. Alberto Boralevi works on a 'by appointment only' basis at the first floor of the famous Palazzo Frescobaldi, in the heart of Florence, the antique dealers' area, on the left bank of the Arno river. In these premises he has also set up small exhibitions of unusual textiles and rugs. Alberto Boralevi is specialised in tribal weavings, early classical and rare carpet fragments, Islamic textiles and embroideries, Italian peasant rugs and textiles.

  • Beautiful, antique Qashqa'i bag face, South Persia beginning of the 20th c., 60x64 cm. Some conservation issues, but great wool and colors!
    price:  Sold, Thank you

  • Complete Turkmen tent band with wedding caravan. Central Asia early 20th c. Finely woven in wool with silk highlights and measuring 40 ... read more
    price:  on request

  • Very fine antique Turkmen tent band (jolami) fragment. 19th c. 76x45 cm, coming from an important collection. Professionally mounted on stretcher.
    price:  SOLD, Thank you!

  • Unusual and rare Yomut Turkmen prayer rug. Circum-Caspian zone, most probably Ogurjali work (traditional for the tribe irregularities, colouring, set of borders, ... read more
    price:  on request

  • Central Asian (Kyrgyz?) fragment, 19th century, 126x135 cm. (professionally mounted) This fragment corresponds to the upper half of the entire rug. The main ... read more
    price:  on request

  • Inscribed and dated Göklan Yomut, West Turkestan 154x104 cm. A late example with synthetic dyes and conservation problems, but very elegant and rare ... read more
    price:  Eur 1,500.00

  • Large Ersari Turkmen main carpet, Central Asia, Middle Amu-Darya valley, mid-19th century, 444 x 190 cm. The pattern shows a very rare gül, ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Qashqa'i Darreshouri small rug, possibly a pillow cover, Doesn't seem to be a fragment! Wool pile on wool foundation, very finely knotted ... read more
    price:  price on request

  • Unusually small Caucasian rug (99 x 73 cm.), Northern Azerbaijan, Quba area (Ordutch Konagkend). Early 20th century, good condition overall with some ... read more
    price:  on request

  • Antique Yomut Turkmen, around 1800 or earlier, "c" Gul pattern, 176 x 288 cm. evenly low with few worn areas, untouched, no ... read more
    price:  on request

  • Charming small Shahsavan pile rug, worn but still attractive and with a rare design. Very good colors. 98x167 cm.
    price:  on request

  • Gold Brocaded Panel, Buczacz, Poland, fourth quarter 19th c. 190 x 145 cm. In 1894, the city of Lwów in Poland (now Lviv, ... read more
    price:  on request

  • Worn and torn, but cheap old Baluch bagface with interesting animals woven on the kilim ends. 19th c, 79x115 cm.
    price:  Euro 200

  • Unusual and early Karachof Kazak. South West Caucasus, first half 19th c. 148x210 cm. Restored several years ago.
    price:  por

  • Kyrgyz Boteh Frag 140x91 cm
    price:  por

  • Very 'graphic' antique Ersari Ensi, 157 x 105 cm. (fragmented.
    price:  on request

  • a very interesting and unusual Kurdish Rug Fragment from nw Persia, possibly early 19th century, 74 x 121 cm. Almost a quarter ... read more
    price:  p.o.r.

  • Baluch with traces of the original brocaded kilim ends; wool is soft lustrous and very silky. The ground aubergine-brown is corroded giving ... read more
    price:  price on request (of course!)

  • Konya kilim fragment 62 x 83 cm. 18th c.