Syndicate contentCraig Bale

Trading in Bath for over 30 years,I am passionate about old carpets and tirelessly scour the English countryside for rare, interesting and decorative pieces with an emphasis on quality at all prices. The shop is open 6 days a week and my regular clients include collectors, dealers and decorators. Many more items are available on the Haliden website and a full cleaning, conservation and repair service in my own purpose built workshop is available

  • a good Tekke wedding rug with all natural dyes and good wool. The piece is in extraordinary condition, no wear or repair. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique all wool Kurdish rug with good dyes in full pile, just fraying on one end. Absolutly filthy! 30 minutes of ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Canacale rug, Bergama. 19th century. Low in places, but quite a lot of pile, fat kilim one end, origanol side ... read more
    price:  SOLD thanks

  • An antique Baluch prayer rug with shiny wool and good dyes in excelent condition, just very slight local wear in one ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique and very colorful Yomud Ensi of fine quality in very good condition for its type. pile just dipping to the ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Konya rug, woven in 2 halves, with some patches, losses to ends and a big hole. But mainly in good ... read more
    price:  sold

  • a finely made Qasgai rug on attractive and unusual sky blue ground, possibly partly silk wefted. Some slight red bleed on back, ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An exceptionaly fine Tekke Chuval with extraordinary depth of color. two small narly repairs to top corners, one very small moth hole, ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An exceptionaly fine Qasgai rug woven on silk wefts in very good condition. 163cm x 117cm. Late 19th century.
    price:  SOLD

  • a very fine antique Malayer rug with nice drawing. Filthy, losses to ends and sides, some small holes, slight red run on ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Good lord! Whats going on here...? An old painted, Indonesian textile depicting many unusual scenes, some extreemly graphic. Beautifuly mounted. i know ... read more
    price:  £950

  • Unusual Tibetan piled panel with dragon heads and inscription. a very pretty item with soft shiney wool, about 1x2 ft. Probobly first ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a very fine Baluch bag face with unusual design and good dyes. 19th century. nibbled around edges.Needs cleaning. Price includes shipping.
    price:  SOLD

  • An old Horse cover, partially fragmented, some holes, a small amount of color bleed. qasgai or Luri. Circa 1900. a geuine tribal ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique North West Persian Kelleh. Very colorful and in smart condition,19th century. 355cm x 160cm
    price:  SOLD

  • a fine antique Yomud chuval with lots of ofset knotting and good dyes. a klittle nibbles here and there, low pile.19th century. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a very fine antique part silk Kashan carpet, 10x7. some worn areas, one little patch, but no holes, clean, floor ready and ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Ersari carpet with lovely ground color, good spacing and a border normaly associated with early Tekke main's. Some wear, totaly ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique (white wefted) zeiglar wagireh, good dyes, worn but restorable. late 19th century.
    price:  SOLD

  • a very fine antique Yomud(?) bag face. Shiney wool and good dyes. nibbled around edges, but even low pile. Needs a wash. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Tekke main with particularly pleasing ground color. a few small holes and some small reapirs that need re-doing, but in ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a good Heriz carpet in decent, original condition with very decorative colors. late 19th century. 12'3 x 10'1.
    price:  SOLD

  • a very good Chelebered (Eagle) kazak with fantastic wool and great dyes. Selveges replaced, a few exceptional repairs, but mainly in very ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a very fine Ersari main carpet. Square format with splendid dyes. low area in middle hence reasonable price. About 8x6. About 1860 ... read more
    price:  SOLD thanks

  • a fine antique Sarouk Ferahan small rug, with good design. Late 19th century. about 5x3.
    price:  SOLD

  • a Fine old Tekke main carpet with good dyes and shiney wool in mint condition with no repairs. Very crisp clean piece. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a very good Neriz (Afshar) tribal rug. Lovely graphics, good dyes and beautiful wool. Ground slightly corroded, damage to its fat kilims, ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An old Khamseh bird rug. mainly in good pile but slight local mothing down one side and some bad red dye. Circa
    price:  SOLD

  • a funky antique Heriz carpet in the scarce 6x9 format. Good dyes and in decent order. Circa 1900.
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Khamseh bird rug. Many funky birds and naivly drawn border Generaly in good condition with no repair and decent dyes. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Zejwa rug of good quality. a few synthetic highlights, but finely made with good wool. could use a clean and ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a good Zeiglar wagireh, finly made, white wefted with massive, well executed design, beautiful wool and intense dyes. Pretty much full pile, ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a fabulous Khamseh main carpet, very fine with great colors and exquisite drawing. Mid 19th century or before. About 10x5, Even low
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Kuba carpet, circa 1880. 2 patches of lcal wear but mainly in full pile with original ends and sides and ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a big fat,funky, Kurd (Shassavan?) bag face, with good dyes and in very good condition. 19th century.
    price:  SOLD

  • Very fine antique Moghan prayer rug with good dyes and well executed design. Circa 1875
    price:  sold

  • a very fine colorfull, antique Jaff bag face with excelent wool and dyes in full pile. 19th century.
    price:  sold

  • An antique Sumac carpet with funky border. Slight wear corrosian in places, one small hole, slight loss to ends,dirty but not stained. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Baluch rug with birds. Some have had 'ickle babies - how sweet!Good dyes. Selveges replaced in places, otherwise in decent condition. ... read more
    price:  sold

  • An exceptional Ersari Ensi with extraordinary dyes, great wool and crisp drawing. Two small expert repairs, bite out of kilim end, but ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique bauch prayer rug with good dyes in excelent original condition. Late 19th century.
    price:  SOLD

  • Old Veremin kilim with good dyes in excelent condition. Circa 1900. about 9x6.
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique khorrasan rug, slightly nibbles on ends some slight localised mothing, but full pile and good wool. Circa 1900. about 6'6x4'6. Freinly
    price:  SOLD

  • a good antique Bijar runner wool on wool with lovely dyes and good wool in near perfect condition, full pile no repair, ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Afshar rug, filth and corroded in places but still very attracttive. Very cheap! 19th century
    price:  SOLD

  • a good Sarouk Ferahan Dozar on high quality in near perfect condition. Circa 1890. 195 x 124cm
    price:  SOLD

  • a good antique Heriz carpet of high quality, with unusual design and excellent color. Very good condition. About 10' x 8'. Late ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Old Ersari carpet in very good condition. Circa 1900. Abou 10x8.
    price:  SOLD