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Rugs for the sake of rugs

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  • Konya Cappadocia rug fragment, 17th/18th cen. Tile design on a modulated tawny and yellow ground. great color, cool construction, obvious condition issues ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Baluch Camel-ground Poshti, great abrash in the natural camel and soft natural colors including yellow and green. The field displays a rendition ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • 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:  $4500

  • large Anatolian fragment with a Caucasian Dragon Carpet design.
    price:  SOLD

  • Yomut Turkmen chuval with some archaic features.
    price:  SOLD

  • Tekke Chuval with Aina Guls, fine weave, silk highlights
    price:  SOLD

  • Baluch Bird Rug, all good colors. w. Afghanistan, late 19th cen. Worn with one border torn.
    price:  SOLD

  • Turkmen Torba with Memling guls. Seems somewhere between Ersari and something Eagle, fine weave, great wool and dyes. asymmetrical knot open right, ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Qashqai Sumak Chanteh, The left side uses a light warp while the right uses a dark one which creates a subtle but ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Central Anatolian rug with superior color.
    price:  SOLD

  • Anatolian kilim with stripes and stars. Great Turkish color. mounted and conserved. 50" x 84"
    price:  SOLD

  • Single-wefted minakhani Baluch bag in paradoxical condition. An old example with several blues, complete back and great flat-woven top but with a ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Large Tibetan seating square. Excellent natural colors including a fantastic abrashed green and a pink/purple that may be lac or madder. wangden-esque ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Central Anatolian kilim fragment. long strip with great colors on a white ground. Mounted and conserved.
    price:  SOLD

  • Complete Timuri type Baluch Khorjin Saddle Bag Set. The sides have been opened but the entire piece is complete and in great ... read more
    price:  SOLD, thanks

  • Central Asian Middle Amu Darya Area or Ersari Chuval with an ikat pattern. Crazy drawing with a lot of asymmetry, good color ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Luri Bakhtiari Sumac Panel. Much better than average. Bird Border, very Luristan Bronzish. a green tassel is attached to the front upper-left ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Northwest Persian Kurdish rug. Camel ground with intriguing colors. Serab-esque but better.
    price:  SOLD

  • East Anatolian Kurdish long rug with a Caucasian Lenkoran design. Vibrant color, exceptional wool, worn. 3 different main border types.
    price:  SOLD

  • Baluch Minakhani Bagface, saturated colors with all three secondary colors, green, purple and orange, depressed warp type from Khorossan, good shape with ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Baluch bag with quartered design of eight-pointed stars. Great color and wool. One of the best renditions of the type.
    price:  SOLD

  • Ersari Turkmen Chuval, large, fine, and very red with silk highlights
    price:  SOLD

  • Turkmen Yomut Chuval, worn but much more interesting than most of the type. fine weave, precision detailing and great color saturation. Very ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Pair of Qashqai Bags
    price:  SOLD

  • Ersari Trapping, great vibrant madder red. The top row of ornament is drawn on a smaller scale while the bottom is larger-scale ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Small Western Anatolian Small Pattern Holbein Fragment, 16th century (about a foot square)
    price:  SOLD

  • Chinese textile fragment. Ming dynasty, Wanli period?
    price:  SOLD

  • Anatolian medallion carpet fragment with spectacular border (detail). Vakiflar-esque. Former Muse and Franses piece.
    price:  SOLD

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

  • Various Islamic Art sale auction catalogs, Christie's and Sotheby's. From the 90s to 2015, mainly London sales.
    price:  Most are $15 each, discount for multiples

  • Baluch octagon star bag, not just more of the same. An older example with individuating features and an idiosyncratic cinnamon hue to ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Ersari or another Middle Amu Darya group rug or bag fragment with both guls and ikat design
    price:  SOLD

  • Baluch camel-ground prayer rug, excellent stylized trees, great hand panels, soft Baluchi wool with natural abrash in the camel, saturated natural ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • 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

  • 16th / 17th century Lotto Carpet fragment, nice detailing, highlights with blues and a lazy line. There is a small tag with ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Chinese silk and metal thread textile with fantastic dragons, Ming dynasty. Cut and shaped to adorn a statue most likely within a ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Central Asian Uzbek? pile strip fragment woven almost like a tentband. (Take a look at the back.) Great colors, wool, and ikat ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Chinese Textile Fragment with Bands of Striding Lions, warp-faced brocade, 3rd-5th century, Jin Dynasty 晉朝 or Northern Wei Dynasty 北魏 .
    price:  SOLD

  • Yomut Turkmen Torba, well spaced smaller format piece with 3 rows of complementary but diversely drawn guls. Well weighted at the bottom. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Ersari torba with a Central Asian floral ikat design, rich colors.
    price:  SOLD

  • Safavid Persian silk sleeve with shrubs and silver metallic clouds, mounted and conserved.
    price:  POR

  • Middle Amu Darya Turkmen aq qaymaq ikat pattern chuval. Fantastic color and precision drawing.
    price:  SOLD

  • Northwest Persian Kurd rug with Memling guls, animals and flowers on a dark ground. Camel ground border with good color including several ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Central Anatolian Yatak with zig-zag tessellated field
    price:  SOLD

  • East Anatolian Kurdish rug fragment. Super vibrant madder. mounted and conserved.
    price:  $5000?

  • Baluch bagface with a solitary white Memling gul, mixed snow-flakes and Memlings in a lattice. Fantastic Baluchi wool. All natural dyes with ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Sogdian silk samite weave belt with four leaping animals, circa 800.
    price:  SOLD

  • Old, Beautiful, Karapinar fragment. Unusual use of camel pile and cotton highlights. This is a great example but has some condition issues. ... read more
    price:  SOLD