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  • Stunningly drawn Shahsavan mafrash panel, mid to late 19th century. Unusual archaic design features, saturated colours, and metallic thread highlights 35" by 18"
    price:  Please ask

  • How can anything so small be so wonky? Charming nw persian chante face, 12" by 10" No colour run or tip-fading
    price:  £100 + shipping

  • Shoowa raffia velvet. 23" by 23"
    price:  Not expensive

  • Early 20th century North-West Persian bag, good original condition, good colours. 19" by 19"

  • Mid 19th century Tibetan rug, 48" by 27", all vegetal colours, in clean original condition
    price:  Please ask

  • Delightful Tekke chante pair, early 20th century.Very fine weave, not the oldest, but not the most common...No colour run or tipfading, some ... read more
    price:  Please ask

  • hali magazines. Make up your missing back issues Volume 3 No2, No4 Volume 4 No1 Vol5 No2, No3 (Front missing) Vol 6 No1 Each of the above ... read more
    price:  See List prices

  • South Caucasian mafrash end panel. Good colours, good condition. 19" by 15"
    price:  POR

  • Lovely large Jaf bagface, great colours, but showing signs of its age. 43" by 33"
    price:  POR

  • Late 19th century Megri rug. Full pile, lovely colours. good original condition. 71" by 46"
    price:  Please ask

  • Joseph McMullan Collection, Arts Council,1972.p.b., good condition
    price:  £25 plus postage

  • Afshar (?) Chante bags, great condition. Good colours 12" by 28"
    price:  £270 + shipping

  • Early 20th Century North West Persian bagface, in great condition. 25" by 25" Colours sound, no tip-fading or colour run.
    price:  Please ask

  • South Caucasian mafrash panel, needs a clean, otherwise good condition. 40in by 17in
    price:  Please ask

  • Tekke mafrash bagface, no tip-faded or runny colours. 31" by 11". Old repairs to top corners. a charming if sombre weaving.
    price:  £80+shipping

  • Pair of tatty old South Persian tribal bags, clean but in need of t.l.c., having been home to a family of moths ... read more
    price:  Sold

  • Sumba shawl, with a striking graphic. In good condition, needs a clean. 65" by 15"
    price:  Please ask

  • Late 19th Century Kazak kelleh, some corrosion, needs a tidy-up.
    price:  sold