Thomas Cole

Spacializing in collectible Turkmen, Uzbek, Kirghiz, Baluch and Persian tribal (oriental) rugs, bagfaces and weavings as well as Central Asian silk embroidery and textile art. Featuring rare historical photographs of Central Asia, interesting articles about various aspects of different groups of rugs as well as entertaining travelogue writing with photographs and accounts of journeys through the Central Asian rug markets. Offering subscriptions to HALI, the premier publication on antique rugs & textiles. www.tcoletribalrugs.com

Published articles:

  • Uzbek Ikat Panel (fragment), Central Asia, 19th c., 10" x 2'10" Condition apparent in final detail image - small 'repair' Unusual design $550 including domestic ... read more
    price:  $550 including domestic USA shipping

  • Afshar Bag, s. Persia, late 19th C. No repairs, condition is apparent in the photos Please inquire for more information/details $325 incl domestic usa shipping
    price:  $325 incl domestic USA shipping

  • Shahsevan / Kurd( ?) Bag Face, nw Persia, 19th c., 1'8" x 1'6" Good colors, repair on bottom border/left corner (see detail images) Please ... read more

  • Kurd Mafrash Panel, w(?) Persia, 19th c., 1'10' x 1'7" Saturated palette, good pile, no repairs $450 (domestic usa shipping included)
    price:  $450 (domestic USA shipping included)

  • Detail of a Nurata type embroidery / suzani, Central Asia, 19th C. Please inquire for further detail / information

  • Uzbek Embroidery ("Suzani"), Central Asia, 19th c., 3'5" x 4'6" Good condition, silk on cotton ground. Please inquire for further information/details

  • Baluch 'Balisht', se Persia, 1'6" x 2' 6" Complete with the original back, woven in one piece (not sewn on after weaving) and ... read more
    price:  $325 (domestic US shipping included)

  • Baluch Salt Bag, ne Persia, 19th c., 16" x 19.5" Please inquire for more details/infor

  • Baluch Salt Bag, ne Persia, 19th c., 16" x 19.5" Please inquire for further information

  • Ersari Turkmen Embroidered Hat, Central Asia, circa 1920 $275 including domestic shipping via us Priority Mail
    price:  $275 including domestic shipping via US Priority Mail

  • Uzbek Ikat Child's Coat, Central Asia, 19th c. a smaller coat intended for a child, decent condition, see detail images for condition. Please ... read more
    price:  $400 including domestic shipping via US Priority Mail

  • Baluch Salt Bag, se Persia, 19th c., 1'2" x 1'7" condition evident, no repairs - wear at the opening, all natural dyes $325 including ... read more
    price:  $325 including domestic USA shipping

  • Baluch "Chanteh" (personal bag), se Persia, circa 1900 or before, 1'5" x 1'2' Signs of use, the back (detail showing the knots from ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Baluch Bag, w. Afghanistan, circa 1900?, 1'5" x 1'8" Good condition, no repairs, natural dyes
    price:  SOLD

  • Baluch 'Balisht' (pillow cover), se Persia, 19th c. 1'6" x 2'6" Silky pile, no repair, one minor spot of wear (see detail image) all ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • "Shadda" Fragment, nw Persia/Azerbaijan(?), late 19th c., 2'2" x 3'11" a fragment, condition evident, minor signs of surface wear, no repair/re-weave
    price:  SOLD

  • Yomut Group Torba, Central Asia, circa 1900 or before(?), 2'11" x 1'4" Asymmetric knot open right Cotton weft (white with some blue) Good condition, no ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Afshar Bag Face, s. Persia, 19th c., 2'8" x 2' An unusual design, with minor repair - lower left edge (2) - see ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Uzbek(?) Flat Woven Bag, n. Afghanistan, early 20th c., 1'7" x 1'9" Good condition
    price:  SOLD

  • Saddle Rug, Gyantse(?), Tibet, circa 1900 Immaculate condition Please ask.
    price:  Please ask

  • Shahsevan Sumak Bag, nw Persia/Caucasus, 19th c., 1' 9" x 2' 3" Good condition, natural dyes
    price:  SOLD

  • Jaf Kurd Bag Face, w. Persia, 19th c, 1'11" x 1'6" Lower end re-woven (see detail image, front and back) GOOD color, overall even
    price:  SOLD

  • Afshar Bag Face, s Persia, 1'10" x 1'4" Good condition, virtually full pile, no repairs $385 including shipping for domestic usa
    price:  SOLD

  • Baluch Kilim, se Persia, late 19th C./circa 1900, 4’3” x 9’8” a colorful older example of flatweave work from the Baluch people of ... read more

  • Baluch Chanteh - Personal Bag, se Persia, 19th C. Please inquire for further details / information SOLD
    price:  SOLD

  • Ersari Embroidered Cuff, n. Afghanistan, circa 1900, 10" x 8" Please inquire for further details / information

  • Shahsevan Mafrash Panel, Karabagh region of the Caucasus, 3’7” x 2’ 4” sold
    price:  SOLD

  • Baluch Bag Face, Afghanistan, 19th C. Please inquire for further images/information
    price:  SOLD

  • Uzbek Flat Weave, Central Asia, circa 1900, approx 4' x 5'
    price:  SOLD

  • Fragment - Wool textile, Kashmir.

  • Detail - Wool weaving, Kashmir (n. India), 1st half 19th c.

  • Detail - Cotton textile, wood block printed (mordant/resist dyed), n. India, circa 1900 - 20

  • Detail - "Kalamkari" cotton textile, east India, complete (no damage), 19th c.

  • Detail - Complete turban, tie dye technique, n. India

  • Early cotton Textile Fragment, n. India, resist & mordant dyed

  • Wool Textile (fragmented), Kashmir (n. India), 19th c. (mounted)
    price:  Price on Request

  • Baluch Prayer Rug, ne Persia (Khorassan), late 19th Century, 3’ x 5’ 9” For further images as well as a complete description of ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Shirvan Rug, Caucasus Mtns., late 19th century, approx 2'9" x 3'8" a cute little rug from the Shirvan area. The small size ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Baluch "Pushti" (Bag Face), w. Afghanistan, 19th Century, approx 1'7" x 2'10" An extremely unusual example of a functional type of weaving, a ... read more

  • Baluch Pile Animal Band/Trapping, se Persia, 19th Century Among the Baluch of the Sistan region of se Persia, one finds a number of ... read more

  • Animal Trapping, Tibet, late 19th c., 1' x 10" Such animal trappings were used by the lead animal in a caravan, often placed ... read more

  • Uzbek Horse Cover, Central Asia, late 19th century, 4’3”x 3’8” This flatwoven horse cover was made in Central Asia by Uzbek weavers. ... read more
    price:  SOLD