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  • Kirshehir yastik. Fantastic purple, indigo sulphonic
    price:  $750 plus postage

  • Konya yastik with a variant of a Holbein gul, front and back images. Condition is a little rough with some kashmiring of ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • East Anatolian Kurdish rug fragment. Super vibrant madder. mounted and conserved.
    price:  $1500

  • Masculine Sevan? Kazak, worn but actually quite a nice antique rug with personality, color, and a nice handle. 4'4"x7'4"
    price:  moderate

  • Armenian Lenkoran fragment inscribed Lusinia Tanielov in the year 1903. 3'9"x6'0"
    price:  $2000

  • Tekke ensi fragment with good age and some very interesting features.
    price:  $250 + shipping

  • Yomut wedding? rug. Cute piece with good dyes.
    price:  $400

  • Ottoman era Greek embroidery fragment. Epirus, 18th / 19th century.
    price:  $250

  • Rabat Moroccan gallery rug, all natural colors, mid 19th. century?
    price:  POR

  • Ersari trapping with a dyrnak gul design. Excellent condition. Nice color and abrash, 5'0"x1'4" excluding original tassels.
    price:  SOLD

  • Mudjur (Mucur) or possibly Konya prayer rug. Big knots, lots of colors, all vegetal dyes with no sulfonic. 3 shades of aubergine ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Greek embroidery, probably Salonica / Thessaloniki
    price:  POR

  • Turkmen Middle Amu Darya region torba or trapping with an ikat derived field and stylized floral border. 4'0"x1'7"
    price:  $750 plus shipping

  • Central Asian Middle Amu Darya Turkmen trapping or torba with an ikat derived 'aq qaymaq' design. 4'8"x1'4"
    price:  $450 obo

  • Early minakhani border fragment from a late 18th century jufti knotted Khorosan or Herat rug. 2'0"x1'11"
    price:  $250

  • Crisply drawn Camel Ground Baluch Prayer Rug with elongated stylized hands, depressed warp Khorosan type. Dated Baluch prayer rug, a piece from ... read more
    price:  $1800

  • Very rustic Baluch? bagface. My guess is Sistan. Great soft wool and vibrant color. weft is varied with areas of cotton and ... read more
    price:  $450

  • Symmetrically knotted Baluch rug with a Mushwani type diamond design. Some wear and old attempts at restoration. Dynamic and fun with nice ... read more
    price:  $450

  • Very Old Central Asian / Uzbek main carpet with crosses in octagons. Great diverse color and an amazing border of a type ... read more
    price:  POR

  • colorful fluffy Jaf Kurd bagface. Super soft wool, borders cut top and bottom. Nice thing. 23"x 38" /
    price:  $200

  • Baluch star bag with polychromatic blue, a blue-green and cinnamon ground. Looks older than most but worn.1 knot of cotton in lower ... read more

  • worn antique Khorosan Baluch rug with great star border. Diagonal stripes with a pile rendition of flatweave design. corrosive browns.
    price:  $150

  • so-called 'Golden Triangle' group carpet. Woven arguably in either Northwest Persia or Eastern Anatolia at a time when the border between these ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Shirvan runner with a gold ground, 3'4"x10'1"
    price:  $750

  • Tekke Turkmen main carpet, apx 8'x12'
    price:  $1800

  • East Anatolian rug fragment, very fine weave and saturated natural color. An exceptionally elegant but battered older example of an iconic type.
    price:  $250

  • Southwest Persian bagface with a repeat Jaf-like latch-hook diamond field and zig-zag kilim back
    price:  $250

  • 17th / 18th century Chinese (Gansu or East Turkestan) pile carpet fragment with a classic Ming lotus and peonies vine-scroll design made ... read more
    price:  $1800

  • large Kizyl Ayak Turkmen chuval, very old and much larger than most with a great weave, floppy handle, great spacing, and rich ... read more
    price:  $750

  • Baluch flatwoven sofreh, camel-ground with a field of repeat abstracted trees. a couple of silk highlights. Nice ends with some weft float. ... read more
    price:  $550

  • Shahsevan banded jajim with designs drawn in float technique. 3'6"x5'8"
    price:  POR

  • camel ground Baluch tree rug with a minakhani border. Very soft wool.
    price:  $350

  • Tekke Turkmen tent band fragment. Nice narrow one, 8.5"x75".
    price:  $850

  • East Anatolian Kurdish yastik. This pieces uses several talismanic knots of either horse or possibly human hair in areas of the bottom. ... read more
    price:  $450

  • corner fragment from a so-called 'Tibetan Group' or 'Golden Triangle' rug. Woven in the Northwest Persia/ Eastern Anatolia border region sometime around ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Isfahan Carpet, Safavid era, first half 17th century, silk and cotton warp, cotton weft, lac red ground, fine weave, cut and shut, ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Konya rug fragment, circa 1800 or perhaps earlier? Excellent aubergine.
    price:  $500

  • An early (Jufti knotted type) Herat / Khorasan pastiche carpet, reduced in length. Safavid era, circa 1600. a later version of this ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Northwest Persian Kurdish rug with a star border and 'Memling gul'design
    price:  POR

  • The following piece along with another have gone missing from a friend's shop in New York. Please let me know if you ... read more
    price:  MISSING

  • The following piece along with another have gone missing from a friend's shop in New York. Please let me know if you ... read more
    price:  MISSING

  • Indo-Isfahan Carpet, second half of the 17th century. Worn and with several generations of scattered repairs but complete. Apx. 8'x18'
    price:  $8500 obo

  • Baluch balisht, older Sistan type with botehs, nice and thin.
    price:  $350

  • Camel ground Baluch rug with geometricized botteh and borders. larger than most Baluch rugs, 3'11"x6'10"
    price:  POR

  • Vivid Saturated Color. Two matching fragments of an Anatolian Yatak, mounted together and conserved. multicolored carnations on a golden-saffron abrashed ground, perfect ... read more
    price:  $4200

  • 20 Christie's London Islamic art catalogs. All in great condition
    price:  $100 for all or $10 each +post

  • Boucher-esque Khorosan Baluch rug with Memling tile design. Animals drawn all over the place including the field, border, and even within the ... read more
    price:  $1500

  • Hali Magazine, multiple back issues in great condition available from number 53 through more current issues. Excellent rug reference material. All in ... read more
    price:  $15 each, discount for multiples