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Since 1975 I have been studying and collecting unusual Old World weavings A.K.A. "oriental rugs and kilims",from all areas, always looking for originality and improvisation. Alternate email address:

  • Two Antique Balkan Pirot Sharkoi kilim fragments. 23 24 and 17 x 18 inches.
    price:  USD 120 and 100

  • Baluch Botehs Bateaux. Photomontage,inscribed, 8.5 x 11 inches. Images show Baluch prayer and ZigZag rugs, and a Shiraz boteh fragment
    price:  please inquire

  • Antique Baluch small rug with colorful guls in camel hair outlined lattice
    price:  please inquire

  • Antique Khamseh small rug, 32 x 44 inches. Small losses, moderate wear. One homely bunny with heart-warming humility
    price:  USD 165.-

  • Antique Ersari Beshir carpet fragment, 14 x 11 inches. Middle Amu Darya region. 19th century.Wool, goat and possibly camel hair.
    price:  USD 120.-

  • Antique Beshir carpet
    price:  p.o.r.

  • Antique Pirot kelim, see link
    price:  p.o.r.

  • Detail, Antique Anatolian Yuruk Niche kelim with a spectacular collection of restorations, reweaves and repairs over several generations. Probably mid-19th century or ... read more
    price:  USD 750.-

  • Antique Baluch small rug with ashik-like motifs. --Please check out my other Baluch posts on rr. Alternate email:
    price:  Sold, thank you

  • Antique Baluch small carpet. She zigs and she zags, like Jack Kerouac whose hi-school nickname was Zag, on account of his spectacular ... read more
    price:  please inquire

  • Very old, very low-pile and very beautiful Baluch small rug, from the Turkmen side of the family. -- Please see my earlier ... read more
    price:  SOLD, thank you

  • Preliminary Reflections upon the WARPitude of WEFTedness. Crayon, water color on paper. 11 x 14 inches
    price:  please inquire

  • Antique Daghestan Avar rug, 30 Flora/Star motifs on Red. Bold ivory border. 32 x 52 inches.
    price:  USD 375.-

  • Large Antique Caucasian kilim with rare design. Probably Avar people of Daghistan or possibly Georgia. 5'7" x 9'10". Small holes and several ... read more
    price:  please inquire

  • Antique Kazak mat with 39 Rosettes. Red wefts.
    price:  USD 240. includes shipping

  • Antique Anatolian kilim panel. Possibly Aksaray.
    price:  please inquire

  • Antique Anatolian Prayer kelim
    price:  please ask

  • Mid-19th century Baku Surakhani small rug with camel hair field
    price:  please ask

  • Antique Thracean Pirot kilim fragment
    price:  USD 125.-

  • Fragment No.2 from same very fine very old Persian Carpet, 16 x 14 inches
    price:  please inquire

  • Very fine, very old Persian carpet fragment, 22 x 21 inches. Wool on cotton and silk foundation. 18th century or earlier. Smaller ... read more
    price:  please inquire

  • Antique South East Anatolian kilim fragment, 20 x 16 inches (50 x 41 cm)in metal frame sans glass
    price:  USD 190.-

  • m.a.d. Composite, 12.5 x 12.5 inches (32 x 32 cm). Assemblage of knotted pile wool and goat hair 19th century Middle Amu ... read more
    price:  please inquire

  • Antique Turkmen Middle Amu Darya trapping of a rare type.
    price:  reasonable

  • Antique Turkmen Kejebe torba ravaged by vertical slashes but intact with yellow plain weave back panel. Still kickin'! -- Please view similar ... read more
    price:  USD 390.- including shipping

  • Very old Turkmen torba, complete with yellow plain weave back panel and straps. --Please see other similar items among my rr posts.
    price:  P.O.R.

  • 29 Lefevre & Partners Auction Catalogs, 1976-1985. -- Great research tool, In good to very good condition. July, 1977; Feb, Apr, ... read more
    price:  USD 15 each, or USD 250 for all, plus postage

  • Interesting TransCaucasus carpet with Armenian inscription
    price:  SOLD, thank you

  • Antique India textile, very fine, and old. 38 x 62.5 inches. Minor signs of wear and one tiny hole.
    price:  please inquire

  • Antique Baloch balisht, very fine weave, great colors, silk highlights, 22 x 36 inches. Probably 19th century
    price:  USD 550.-

  • Unique Antique Central Anatolian vagireh yastik with Crivelli medallion. Probably first quarter 20th century
    price:  USD 500.-

  • Antique Central Anatolian yastik with saturated colors and good pile. Probably Konya region, late 19th/early 20th century
    price:  SOLD, thank You!

  • a Hoppy Ruggy Kilimo Year to All!
    price:  your attention

  • b-021 Antique Baluch rug with 33 ashik-like guls, 30 x 49 inches. Plummy aubergine, deep sea green, auburn and crimson shades of ... read more
    price:  please inquire

  • Turkmen ensi fragment, finely woven with silk highlights
    price:  USD 290.-

  • Dreams of Khorasan. See, hear, read the poetry and music of subtly shifting figure-ground reversals, feel full phat animal fell. a small ... read more
    price:  on request

  • Antique Ersari Kizil Ayak namazlyk, 37 x 49 inches. Wear as visible, sound foundation. Late 19th/early 20th century.
    price:  Please inquire

  • Antique Anatolian long kilim, 5'4" x 10'3". Splendid colors. Metallic thread highlights. Apparently cut and shut just below top border. Last image ... read more
    price:  please inquire

  • Exemplary Anatolian Elibelinde kilim fragment, possibly 18th century. 114 x 234 cm.
    price:  please ask

  • Antique Anatolian Obruk kilim fragment, 25 x 67 inches. Clear classic colors.
    price:  USD 550.-

  • Antique East Anatolian monumental Carnation kilim fragment, 5'3" x 8'5". Compares favorably with the similar but narrower example, Lot 12 in Skinner's ... read more
    price:  price on request

  • Symmetrically knotted Baluch mat, crisp design, vivid coloratura, 26 x 47 [53] inches. Excellent condition, Early 20th century.
    price:  please inquire

  • NorthWest Persian Kurd 9-stage rocket, 41 x 74 inches. Mostly even wear, some corroded brown areas, original side finish, slight gouge at ... read more
    price:  USD 2000.- includes shipping in the U.S.

  • Antique Avar rug with Heraldic Motifs in Lattice on Yellow Field. 31.5 x 43 inches (80 x 109 cm) In excellent condition ... read more
    price:  please inquire

  • Archaic Antique Avar rug, 37 x 47 inches. Good pile, original sides and ends. Three horizontal crease slashes in field, and one ... read more
    price:  SOLD, thank You!

  • detail of colorful Antique Symmetrically knotted small Baluch rug with 40 Guls in rectangle lattice.
    price:  SOLD, thank you

  • Handsome Baluch small rug with 23 Ashiks. 36 x 61 inches (90 x 157 cm) Good / fair condition, even low pile, ... read more
    price:  USD 450.-

  • Antique Symmetrically knotted Baluch Double-ended prayer rug with rare design. 34.5 x 62 inches. Mostly even low pile with heavily corroded brown areas. ... read more
    price:  SOLD, thank you