Bob 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.

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

  • Kurdish bag—half of double saddlebag. Was once made into a pillow, and has a zipper (now partly detached) sewn into the ... read more
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  • 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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  • This small kilim is actually an apron, part of an ethnic woman’s costume of the mountainous Dinaric region of Croatia, just inland ... read more
    price:  $90 + shipping

  • 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.

  • Small verneh (36” x 37” = 92cm x 94cm), woven in two columns and sewn up the middle. Quite good ... read more
    price:  SOPLD--Thank you.

  • 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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  • It’s a mad mad (Middle Amu Darya) carpet fragment (missing main and outer guard borders at left, minimal loss on other three ... read more
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  • Afshar khorjin face. 26" x 30" (66cm x 77cm)--fairly large for Afshar khorjin. Good pile, excellent condition. Nice weft substitution details ... 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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  • Large 19th c. Ersari Turkmen Trapping (? Asmalyk) with a beautiful "Salor" red, or maybe the red seen in some of the ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Turkmen Chuval Face; i call it Saryk. Lots of magenta silk, some insect dyed wool, no cotton. Knot is asymmetric open ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Beshir Turkmen Torba, 19th c. 18" x 47" (46cm x 120cm). Unusual star border on dark green ground. One selvage ... read more
    price:  SOLD