Harold Heim

I'm a retired California gent and a passionate adventurer in exotic lands. And I collect rugs...for my own pleasure, not as a business. From time to time, though, as space demands, I sell in order to make way for the new. So, please, enjoy.

  • 18th c Bronze Hindu 'Coin Cache': In bygone days, in rural India, a man would conceal his wealth in ... read more
    price:  SOLD THANK U

  • Lost-wax-cast brass bangle, called a 'Virkangan', or 'powerful hero' bangle; worn by Shaivite ascetics. Around the perimeter are ... read more
    price:  NFS

  • Antique Burmese Silver Cups; possibly Buddhist ceremonial; 18th-19th c, or older - perhaps excavated by locals; incredibly ... read more
    price:  SOLD THNK U

  • Late 19th c Tibetan tea bowl, called 'Jha-phor' or 'par-pa, with accompanying cloth and wicker carrying case. The wood ... read more
    price:  SOLD THANK U

  • Antique Burmese lacquered wicker basket with an inner shelf; 18th- 19th c; very fine and tight weave; very good condition ... read more
    price:  SOLD...thank you.

  • Antique Hindu temple token, or 'tanka', or "Ramtanka', depicting, on one side, Rama and his consort, ... read more
    price:  SOLD THNK U

  • Antique silver amulet of Hindu deity astride a horse...possibly Revanta, a minor deity, mentioned in the Rig Veda, as ... read more
    price:  SOLD THNK U

  • Antique Tibetan Leather Flint Case and Fire Striker. 18th - 19th c. Beautiful and primitive. The leather is ... read more
    price:  SOLD THANK U

  • Antique Bronze Burmese Tattoo Needle. 18th - 19th c. Three pieces: the needle, itself, 4"; the ... read more
    price:  Sold...thank you.

  • Antique Tibetan Shaman's 'Melong'(ritual mirror); silver; 19th c. or older; a shamanic device for 'seeing' into the future; ... read more
    price:  SOLD THANK U

  • Shaivite Sacred Ash Bowl; s India; Brass; 19th c. or older. Adorned with Shiva's symbols - ... read more
    price:  SOLD. THNK U

  • Bronze Age Burmese Battle Axe Head; approx 3000 years old; acquired in Rangoon last century; 3 3/4"h x ... read more
    price:  no longer available

  • Antique wooden whistle; Mossi tribe; Burkina Faso, w Africa; 19th c; 11 1/2"h Minimalist beauty.
    price:  Please enquire

  • Antique Hindu Sacred Stamps, used to imprint sacred symbols on the devotee's body.. Handmade of brass and used with such ... read more
    price:  SOLD THANK U

  • Antique Tibetan document stamps; metal; 19th c; 2" to 1 1/2"h. Acquired in Dharamsala, n India some ... read more
    price:  SOLD THANK U

  • Antique Chinese Silver "Sycee'; Yunnan province, China; Xing Dynasty; two stamps; kettledrum type; 12 oz(340 gr) (9 ... read more
    price:  SOLD THANK U

  • Late 19th cent., full pile, near perfect Mehraban, 'Queen of the Hamadans'. Natural dyes. Professionally washed. ... read more
    price:  SOLD. THANK YOU

  • Very fine Qashqai/Khamseh bag face, circa 1900; natural dyes; wonderful condition with slight oxidation of the reddish central medallion; ... read more
    price:  $800 + shipping

  • Very fine tribal/village Afshar rug, circa 1900; se Persia; incredibly supple handle(could be used as a blanket); warm, ... read more
    price:  SOLD THANK U

  • Baluch 'balisht'(complete); circa 1900; lustrous wool; unusual border; warm, natural colors; excellent condition, and
    price:  inexpensive

  • Lovely and unusual Baluch rug, circa 1880, almost perfect, with the slightest amount of corrosion in the aubergine. ... read more
    price:  $600 + shipping

  • Very fine Baluch bag face, ne Persia, later 19th cent., with organic dyes of electric blue and orange, ... read more
    price:  SOLD Thank you.

  • Antique Baluch rug, circa 1880, likely Torbat-e-Haldari, from the Mahvalet region of ne Persia, with a fine rendering ... read more
    price:  SOLD Thank you.

  • Complete and beautiful, this antique Khamseh bag is from sw Persia, circa 1910, with lovely natural dyes, front ... read more
    price:  SOLD Thank you.

  • This is a very plush Baluch 'ballsht' with a high and lustrous pile, blanket-like; colors - two of aubergine, blue-green, ... read more
    price:  please enquire

  • Very fine antique Turkmen Ersari; 58"x43"(4'10" x3'7"): handspun wool, like velvet; original selvage and kilim ends; circa 1910-20. ... read more
    price:  SOLD, THANK YOU

  • Elegant Baluch rug with Turkmen guls and kochaks from areas bordering Afghanistan; fine weave; five colors, all natural; ... read more
    price:  SOLD Thank U

  • Complete Baluch 'Pushti' with incredible graphics, and plush glistening wool; circa 1920; 2'x3'/60cm x 90cm; some moth damage at ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Fine Ersari rug Excellent condition Circa 1910-20 61"x 41" Natural dyes Very possibly a 'Dowry ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Beautiful Belouch saltbag face; circa 1920; excellent condition; 20"x 21". SOLD...merci!
    price:  $

  • Heriz Kurd Bagface, circa 1910-20, excellent condition, organic dyes, 21"x21".
    price:  $130.00 SOLD THANK YOU.

  • 'Unicorn' Lilihan...wonderful condition...full pile...43"x78". More photos upon request. sold. Thank you.

  • Near-perfect Senneh, just returned from the cleaners, with true colors and full pile. Circa 1915. 138x199cm/4.6x6.6 feet. ... read more

  • Delightful karaja with wide color palette, abrash and enough whimsy to beguile your eye for quite some time. Circa 1910. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Lovely Qashqai 'Star' Chanteh, circa 1910, full pile, Size is: 33x34cm. sold. Thank you.

  • Tibetan 'trade cloth', early 20th cent, 19"x33"/48 x 84 centimeters
    price:  SOLD Thank you.

  • Central Anatolian prayer rug, based on a Yastik design, circa mid 19th c, if not earlier, with a handle ... read more
    price:  No longer available

  • Strikingly beautiful Anatolian prayer rug, circa 1900, extremely floppy handle, silken pile on much of the rug, though ... read more
    price:  SOLD, THANK YOU

  • Antique 'niqab' (tribal lady's face covering), from Palestine. Have two more, not quite as good a condition as this. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Shawl (Ling-chay),from Spiti, a high Himalayan valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Lahaul region, just below Tibet. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Shawl (Ling-chay) from Spiti, a high Himalayan valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Lahaul region, of n. India, ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Hamadan, early 20th c., even pile(center a little lower), natural dyes(colors not accurate, though, due to camera), two 3" creases ... read more
    price:  SOLD, THANK YOU

  • Uzbek 'Julkhir'('bearskin'), early 1900s, great condition but for some eccentric repair on the selvage. 4'6"x6'8" SOLD...Thank you so much.

  • Tibetan saddle blanket, first quarter 20th cent., good wool, and full pile. The fabric protecting the back is ... read more
    price:  SOLD- THANK YOU!

  • Kurdish, circa 1900, 3'3"x5'10", brilliant saturated colors, full and soft pile, great handle, pale orange abrash across ... read more
    price:  SOLD, THANK YOU

  • Tibetan saddle blanket, 1st quarter 20th c., 3'8"x2'2", original backing with great wool and full pile. Delightful! ... read more

  • Mushwani Belouch/Baluch, circa 1900, 2'10"x5'6", wild and beautiful, with vivid red, blue, aubergine and white; symmetrically ... read more
    price:  NFS