Alexander Bakker

I'm a collector with a wide ranging taste. After enjoying the rugs, some for years, some for months, some for weeks, I sell them on. In daily life I am the owner of an import business, trading in artisanal foods from Japan. This means I will arrange shipping at competitive rates. If you have any questions, please contact me at info@flairforflavor.com.

  • First half 19th century Kirsehir yastik. Oblong orientation of the design, as a cushion front, not a wall hanging. Refined and irregular ... read more
    price:  $ 200

  • Unusual tribal Ersari main rug with Mina Khani pattern. This pattern is usually reserved for chuvals, including some extremely large ones (if ... read more
    price:  $ 350

  • Ersari torba with interesting design (not frequently encountered but published, see Rippon Boswell online archive for reference). Good age, outer gol largely ... read more
    price:  SOLD, thank you

  • Sweet Baluch chanteh, fully preserved. Nice mina khani design and abrash of grey natural (un-dyed) wool. Beautiful colors and wool. Back cotton. ... read more
    price:  $ 120

  • Malatya kilim, nice and old, first half 19th century. Excellent colors, many interesting details in the free flowing drawing. White is cotton. ... read more
    price:  SOLD, thank you

  • Glorious Jaf with unusual wide pattern. Best colors and wool. Original closure system intact and back preserved. One you keep looking at. ... read more
    price:  SOLD, thank you

  • Obruk kilim, 1st half 19th century (older than most). Excellent proportions, yuncu-like drawing. Gorgeous apricot and purple, lazy lines. Top and bottom ... read more
    price:  $ 400

  • Igdyr chuval (pers. comm. Elena Tsareva) with unusual elem. Tight drawing, glorious wool and high original pile. Feels like a furry animal! ... read more
    price:  $ 500

  • Moghan Kazak with unusual single row of Memling guls. Excellent pile (black corroded). Fat wool, supple weave. Many unusual quirks, free 'feeling' ... read more
    price:  $ 850

  • Rare Heriz vagireh, size 53.5 x 34. 2 inch (136 x 87 cm). Glowing colors, fat wool, mint condition, only the lower ... read more
    price:  Please inquire

  • Elegant Isfahan area rug, seems to have always been on a table given the original pile height. Size 59 x 42.5 inch ... read more
    price:  SOLD, thank you

  • Tekke weding rug or seating rug with Saryk gol. Good natural colors, unfrequently encountered design. Nice example because of the amount of ... read more
    price:  $ 200

  • Older than most Anatolian Yahyali. Good colors and spacious design, very nice natural white, supple and finely knotted. As found, will benefit ... read more
    price:  Your best offer

  • Ancient Shahsavan embroidered kilim. Rare piece, for reference see Tanavoli. Natural brown wool embroidered with large sprawled hooked pattern, reminiscent of Kazak ... read more
    price:  Your best offer

  • Afshar masnad in classical Kirman pattern with unsurpassed cypres border. Best colors and softest wool. Professionally hand washed. 2nd half 19th century, ... read more
    price:  SOLD, thank you

  • Khamseh bird rug with unusual peacock motif and gorgeous light blue. Overall good condition. Beautiful colors and drawing. Professionally hand washed. 19th ... read more
    price:  SOLD, thank you

  • Unusual Tibetan (Mongolian?) seat cover with Stupa-motif. Wool on wool, natural colors, very thin weft. Slightly tapering left side. Perfect original condition. ... read more
    price:  € 60 plus shipping

  • Sauj bulag bag with herati pattern, deeply saturated Geranium-red. Deeply patinated. Interestingly coarse back preserved. Soft dense pile, finely knotted. Wool on ... read more
    price:  $ 250

  • Yomut chuval with unusual interior main gol. Deeply saturated natural colors. Good condition. Very nice wool quality. Back fully attached and preserved. ... read more
    price:  $ 375

  • Ancient nw Persian bagface. Wool on homespun cotton. Oblong size and subject (boteh in tulip shaped 'case') would suggest Afshar, as does ... read more
    price:  Please inquire

  • Deeply patinated Jaf chanteh (or small khorjin) with many playful details. Nice and unusual border set. Beautiful back preserved. Excellent condition. Size ... read more
    price:  Please inquire

  • Shahsavan rug deep from the 19th century. Flax like weft. Gorgeous border and drawing. Best colors and wool (no exaggeration). Pre-commercial tribal ... read more
    price:  SOLD, thank you

  • Moroccan vanity bag, chanteh, 9 x 10.2 inch (23 x 26 cm). Wool and cotton (white). Very nice details and delicate handiwork. ... read more
    price:  € 125

  • Luri sumakh khorjin with nice brocaded back. Very good drawing. As found, excellent condition, would enjoy a wash. Size 37.4 x 19.3 ... read more
    price:  Sold, thank you

  • Excellent Hamadan with rare border. Outstanding proportions and color. Light brown is natural camel wool. Beautiful condition. Kilim ends need securing. Size ... read more
    price:  Please inquire

  • Shahsavan sumac mafrash full panel. Size 37.8 x 39.8 inch (96 x 101 cm). Good condition. Nice pink.
    price:  $ 450

  • Very old Khamseh khorjin with silk highlights. Nice closure system, seams undone, complete back. Archaic drawing and thinnest wefts. Signs of wear ... read more
    price:  Please inquire

  • Sweet Kirman all silk mat, possibly started out as a chanteh given the wear on the lower side, suggesting it has been ... read more
    price:  $ 150

  • Bakhtiari shushtar kilim (sofreh), second half 19th century. Natural camel wool, threadlike warps. These kilims were ceremonial items; Tanavoli suggests they were ... read more
    price:  Sold, thank you

  • Tribal Qashqai kelleh from around 1900. Excellent condition, full pile, deeply saturated colors including very nice warm apricot. a vibrant South Persian ... read more
    price:  Please inquire

  • Anatolian fragment with headless human figure and seven camels. 19th century, Konya? Deeply saturated colors, soft wool. Cut but not shut. Bare ... read more
    price:  $ 580

  • Luri double khorjin, pile weave with sumakh and kilim. Seams undone; the bridge has not been removed as in so many younger ... read more
    price:  Please inquire

  • Baluch complete half khorjin. Very good colors, front good condition, some wear upper third, kilim back distressed. Original closure system. Nice filler ... read more
    price:  $ 175

  • Bakhtiari area rug, circa 1930 in excellent condition. Totally original pile height. Beautifully individually abrashed colors. Minimal loss to lower end, some ... read more
    price:  Please inquire

  • Heriz in very good condition with rare medallion and colors (eg. duck-egg blue). High pile, glossy wool. Small area of wear, some ... read more
    price:  Sold, thank you

  • Large and fat Saryk chuval. Crisp drawing, very good condition, tightly woven, cracked along one warp for about an inch. Size 60.6 ... read more
    price:  N/A

  • Early Anatolian striped kilim fragment. Best colors, some dirt and wear. Nice embroidery. Would do well mounted. Size 36.6 x 23.6 (93 ... read more
    price:  Please inquire

  • Early Anatolian hooked kilim, one wing. Clean, very good colors (purple, apricot, nice greens), good condition for it's age. Interesting use of ... read more
    price:  Sold, thank you

  • Baluch camel hair rug with boteh pattern, usually reserved for prayer rugs. Full pile, pristine condition. Best natural colors (also the purple), ... read more
    price:  Please inquire

  • Rare Goklen double khorjin in very good condition. The goklen are a Turkmen tribe (Yomut affiliated) who lived in North-East Persia close ... read more
    price:  Please inquire

  • Antique Kordi Baluch prayer rug. Soft wool, nice old colors, still fresh. As found. Very supple handle because of typical Kordi double ... read more
    price:  Sold, thank you

  • Complete Caucasian bag, half khorjin, Karabagh? Cotton warp and weft. Luminous wool, very nice triple borders. Front in very good condition, small ... read more
    price:  Sold, thank you

  • 19th century Baluch, unusual Mina Khani design, wide ferocious border. Soft wool and good colors. Corrosion of black dye. Size 48.8 x ... read more
    price:  Sold, thank you

  • Pictorial rug Ersari with unusual perspective. Very good condition, shirazi and kilim not original.
    price:  $ 195

  • Excellent Anatolian kilim, circa 1800, Double Carnation design, very good border and sides (elibelinde), single wing. In outstanding condition, fine weave, perfect ... read more
    price:  Please inquire

  • Early 19th century Anatolian kilim. Great colors and drawing, clean, but sides and ends reduced. Remaining field generally in good condition. As ... read more
    price:  Sold, thank you

  • Baluch Afshar double khorjin in mint condition. Size 50.39 x 30.71 inch (128 x 78 cm). Fat meaty pile. Original closure system, ... read more
    price:  Sold, thank you

  • Mishan Malayer area rug 58,3 x 39,8 (148 x 101 cm). Deep colors, beautiful contrasts and exceptional green. Fat glossy wool, good ... read more
    price:  Please inquire