Syndicate contentBob Emry

Based in Arlington, VA. Retired as Curator of Fossil Mammals at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Irrational interest in Tribal rugs and textiles for 20 years.

  • persian bagface. I’m guessing somewhere in nwp. Cotton foundation, single-wefted. 28” x 24” (71 cm x 61 cm). Delicately ... read more
    price:  SOLD--MANY THANKS

  • afshar small bag 22” x 14” (56 cm x 36 cm). Interesting field design with oversized rotund botehs. Great natural ... read more
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  • baluch khorjin face. The pile part of this face is 20” x 22”(51 cm x 56 cm). Pile wool is ... read more
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  • Veramin khorjin face. 24” x 27” (61 cm x 69 cm). Pile wool is very soft and fine, and virtually ... read more
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  • Baluch rug. 53” x 28” (135 cm x 72 cm)(Width varies). Very attractive little rug in good condition. The surface ... read more
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  • Baluch bagface. 30” x 24” (767 cm x 61 cm). Pile is amazingly fine and soft---like velvet, and the handle is ... read more
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  • Yomut chuval, complete with red plainweave back. Flatweave with Memling-gul design in sumac and other weft-wrapping. 49” wide by 30” deep ... read more
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  • shahsavan or kurd mafrash side panel. 35 inches wide and about 17 inches high (89 cm x 44 cm). Design ... read more
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  • a beshir germech? with the Beshir version of the mina kani design drawn in large scale. 54“ x 16” (137 cm ... read more
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  • shahsavan sumak mafrash end panel. 23” x 14,” The white is cotton. The back shows lots of weft floats. ... read more
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  • shahsavan sumac long panel (mafrash side panel). Good fine weave.. Size is 39” x 17”. Very good condition. Good colors. ... read more
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  • Beshir Turkmen torba or germech. 44” x 17” (112 cm x 43 cm). The top edge was folded back and ... read more
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  • a colorful fragment from somewhere in nwp, and likely a Kurdish product. It is 36 inches wide and about 48 ... read more
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  • Antique Shahsavan complete khorjin. 18 inches wide, overall length about 51 inches (46 cm x 130 cm). Circa 1900 . ... read more
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  • a yomut turkmen 12-gul torba. 46” x 17” (117 cm x 43 cm). Purple ground with some lighter purple abrash ... read more
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  • tekke turkmen chuval fragment. a 10” x 13” (26 cm x 33 cm) fragment with one turreted “Salor” gul from an ... read more
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  • an azeri kilim mafrash end panel. The white is cotton, which really punches up the contrast. It is 21” x 27”. ... read more
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  • a kilim mafrash end panel, probably azeri. Strong graphics, with limited palette—at first glance it appears to be black, red ... read more
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  • a mafrash end panel in a form of weft wrapping, similar to sumac. i call it Kurdish because of the ... read more
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  • luri bag (half khorjin). Southwest Persian bag, most likely Luri. Whatever its attribution, it is a great one—colors are rich ... read more
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  • a purple “Yomut" chuval, 44 inches by 30 inches. All good colors, superb condition. Unusual secondary gul composed of 4 ... read more
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  • a very nice little Yomut mafrash face. Size is 32 inches x 16 inches. (82 cm x 41 cm). Colors ... read more
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  • Anatolian AlaCuval. 48” x 40” (122cm x 102cm). Sumak and striped plainweave, Handling strap still attached---a colorful, thick, doubleweave band ... read more
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  • a Jaf Kurf bagface in a wider-than-usual landscape format. Great condition, with thick dense pile and saturated natural colors. Size: ... read more
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  • a 19th century Caucasian rug, with two octagonal medallions with unusual internal designs, including smaller octagons at their centers with star and ... read more
    price:  SOLD. Many thanks!

  • Afshar bag face. Excellent condition. Closure panels complete across top, with finely detailed patterning in weft substitution. 30 inches ... read more
    price:  $200 + shipping

  • Yomut torba, complete with back and in excellent condition. Good dense pile. 35 inches by 16 inches (89cm x 41cm). Good ... read more
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  • Yomut Turkmen Chuval. Second half 19th century--among the older ones I've seen with the complete flatweave back. Good natural colors, ... read more
    price:  $300 + shipping

  • Afshar, 59" x 48" (150cm x 122cm). Strong natural colors, though not quite so bright as the direct sunlight makes ... read more
    price:  $450 or make offer

  • kurd long rug/runner, Jaff or Sanjabi. 128" x 44" (325cm x 110cm). two pairs of human figures. Good colors, ... read more
    price:  $520, or make offer.

  • Old Gafsa Tunisian kilim. Nearly square—86 inches long and 87 inches wide (219 x 221 cm). Some fraying and notches at ... read more
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  • Ersari Turkmen chuval with staggered chuval guls, no secondaries. Late 19th c. Generous size--35" x 58" (98cm x 147cm). ... read more
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  • Central Asian, most likely Kirghiz, leather and felt. Not sure what this is, but most likely an animal trapping, perhaps a ... read more
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