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.

  • Antique opium scales; bone, lead and bronze; 19th c; Golden Triangle, Laos. Beautiful ethnographic item from vicinity of ... read more
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  • Ceremonial textile for ritual use; Tai Daeng or Red Tai ethnic group; Northeastern Laos; silk and natural dyes; ... read more
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  • Antique bronze miniature Burmese Buddha sitting in Bhumisparsha mudra posture. Extremely old - 16th c? older?. Most likely excavated ... read more
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  • Vajra/Dorje; Tibetan Buddhist; 19th c; repairs to two of its ribs done in Leh, Ladakh late last century ... read more
    price:  SOLD THANK YOU

  • Betel nut/Lime Box; Laos; 19th c; brass; classically simple design with an understated Lotus motif at its crown. ... read more
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  • Hindu Shivalingam; 19th c; very unusual and rare combination of a Shivalingam and what may have been originally intended ... read more
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  • Antique 'Tiger Tongue' money from the Lancang Kingdom of ancient Laos circa 16th-19th c. Also called 'leech' and 'boat' money in ... read more
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  • Antique Miniature Brass Shivalingam, s India; 19th c Shivalingam incorporating the Naga and Nandi bull associated with Shiva. a ... read more
    price:  NFS

  • Official medical stamp of the Government of India; early 20th c; Wood and brass; pretty patina; something lovely ... read more
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  • Hindu Deepa Lakshmi Oil Lamp; 18th-19th c; velvety surface from a couple of centuries of continuous ritual use. Notice ... read more
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  • 19th c. Tibetan Seal of a rare design...rather stupa-like. Obtained from a private collector north of Leh, Ladakh. 2
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  • 18th-19th c. Tibetan Silver Bracelet with a classic simplicity and a wonderful patina; 3.9 oz; 2 3/4"l ; circumference ... read more
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  • 18th c. Tibetan Buddhist Silver Bhairava 'Gau' depicting Bhairava(Mahakala), a fierce deity protector of Buddhist dharma; copper backing, efficacious ... read more
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  • Early 20th c. Lisu Tribal Woman's Dress and Wrap of an upper-class Lisu lady of Northern Burma(Myanmar); good condition but for ... read more
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  • 18th-19th c Tibetan silver teacup holder (dkar yol yu), lid (kha leb)and cup (phor pa) with very finely chased and repousse-worked ... read more
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  • Antique Tibetan needle case; brass and copper with 'wisdom eyes' in silver; 19th c. 5". Amazing piece ... read more
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  • 17th-18th c Tibetan Lama's Bell (Museum Quality). The 'Bell' - 'Ghanta'(Hindu) or 'Dril-bu'(Tibetan) is said to be 'the voice of the ... read more
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  • Lovely antique s Indian brass holy water vessel; excellent condition with a warm patina; 4 3/4"h x 4"w. Acquired late ... read more
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  • Antique Tibetan Buddhist 'dorje', or 'vajra'. Acquired in Ladakh some yeqrs back. 4 1/4" l
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  • a set of marvelous 19th c Tibetan Buddhist Butter Lamps; traditionally used in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and temples in Tibet and ... read more
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  • Fossilized walrus tusk fragment fashioned into a 'chopping tool'(adz) by Inuit(Eskimo) people; recovered from village midden on St Lawrence Island in the ... read more
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  • a tiny Hindu Throne for a sacred icon. s. India. 19th c. Rare...I haven't seen another like it during ... read more
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  • 18th c Bronze Hindu 'Coin Cache': In bygone days, in rural India, a man would conceal his wealth in ... read more
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  • 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
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  • Late 19th c Tibetan tea bowl, called 'Jha-phor' or 'par-pa, with accompanying cloth and wicker carrying case. The wood ... read more
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  • Antique Burmese lacquered wicker basket with an inner shelf; 18th- 19th c; very fine and tight weave; very good condition ... read more
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  • Antique Hindu temple token, or 'tanka', or "Ramtanka', depicting, on one side, Rama and his consort, ... read more
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  • Antique silver amulet of Hindu deity astride a horse...possibly Revanta, a minor deity, mentioned in the Rig Veda, as ... read more
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  • Antique Tibetan Leather Flint Case and Fire Striker. 18th - 19th c. Beautiful and primitive. The leather is ... read more
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  • Antique Bronze Burmese Tattoo Needle. 18th - 19th c. Three pieces: the needle, itself, 4"; the ... read more
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  • Antique Tibetan Shaman's 'Melong'(ritual mirror); silver; 19th c. or older; a shamanic device for 'seeing' into the future; ... read more
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  • Bronze Age Burmese Battle Axe Head; approx 3000 years old; acquired in Rangoon last century; 3 3/4"h x
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  • Antique wooden whistle; Mossi tribe; Burkina Faso, w Africa; 19th c; 11 1/2"h Minimalist beauty.
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  • Antique Hindu Sacred Stamps, used to imprint sacred symbols on the devotee's body.. Handmade of brass and used with such ... read more
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  • Antique Tibetan document stamps; metal; 19th c; 2" to 1 1/2"h. Acquired in Dharamsala, n India some ... read more
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  • Antique Chinese Silver "Sycee'; Yunnan province, China; Xing Dynasty; two stamps; kettledrum type; 12 oz(340 gr) (9 ... read more
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  • 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
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  • Baluch 'balisht'(complete); Sistan province, se Persia; circa 1900; lustrous wool; unusual border; warm, natural ... read more
    price:  inexpensive

  • Lovely and unusual Baluch rug, circa 1880, almost perfect, with the slightest amount of corrosion in the aubergine. ... read more
    price:  $500 + 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
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  • Complete and beautiful, this antique Khamseh bag is from sw Persia, circa 1910, with lovely natural dyes, front ... read more
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  • This is a very plush Baluch 'ballsht' with a high and lustrous pile, blanket-like; colors - two of aubergine, blue-green, ... read more
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  • 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 Khorasson, ne Persia; fine weave; five colors, all natural; ... read more
    price:  Reasonable