Andy Hale

Specialist dealer of all types of Central Asian art since 1972. Author of numerous books and articles on Central Asian textiles, along with my wife, Kate Fitz Gibbon. I also work with Russian and Central Asian photography. Our Central Asian archive has over 2,000 images, some of which can be seen on our gallery website:

I am an USPAP certified appraiser, specializing in textiles, photographs and sound recordings (phonograph records).

Buy from the guy who knows his utkap from his ilgich!

Colors of Oasis, Central Asian Ikats, Textile Museum, Washington, D.C., 2010.
A Story of Islamic Embroidery-In Nomadic and Urban Traditions, TDIC Abu Dhabi UAE, 2010
The Collection at Home. Sammlung Henkel II, Henkel, Gabriele (Ed.), Dumont Buchverlag, Koln, 2009.
Uzbek Embroidery in the Nomadic Tradition (with co-author Kate Fitz Gibbon), Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Minneapolis, MN 2007
Ikat, Silks of Central Asia, The Guido Goldman Collection (with co-author Kate Fitz Gibbon), Calmann and King, London, 1997
Ikat Silks of Central Asia (with co-author Kate Fitz Gibbon, The Pip Rau Collection, Basil Blackwell, London, 1988

ARTICLES (selected)
Spiders, Snakes & Scorpions, Kungrat and Lakai Ritual Textiles, Hali, Issue 152, Summer 2007
Role Reversal, Shahrisyabz Suzani, Hali, Issue 153, Autumn 2007
History and its Imperatives, Hali Magazine, November/December 2001, Issue 119
Lakai, The Bad Beys of Central Asia, cover article, Hali Magazine, June-July 1994, Issue 75

  • Uzbek 19 Central Asian Lakai Embroidery, Late 19th/Early 20th Century, 27 x 26.5 Few holes and stains
    price:  $500.00

  • tr 113 Turkmen Embroidered Bag,Silk/Cotton, Early 20th Century, 12.2 x 5 inches The side bindings have been cut so the bag is not ... read more
    price:  $250.00

  • tr 111 Turkmen Embroidered Bag, Silk/Cotton, Late 19th/Early 20th Century. 7.7 x 6.2 inches
    price:  $350.00

  • 5582 Central Asian "Uut Kap" Embroidery, Late 19th Century, Silk/Cotton, 19 x 12 inches Oddly, this piece had cut up and made into ... read more
    price:  $400.00

  • bead 48 Agate Bactrian Bronze Age Bead, 2000- 1500 b.c., .8 x 1.3 inches (From Afghanistan)
    price:  POR

  • Group of eight Central Asian "khushtak" clay whistles. These were traditionally blown by children during the holiday of Nauruz. They ... read more
    price:  POR

  • s-6 Brass Seal, Iran, 19th Century 100 recently posted seals, stamps and talisman now on link
    price:  POR

  • s-1 Copper Stamp, Afghanistan, 19th Century, 5 x 8.8 cm, Probably used for making talismans Group of 100 seals and taliman up ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Pakistani Kohistani Child's Hat, Buttons, Key Chains, Glass Beads, Etc
    price:  $85.00

  • Central Asian Tassels, Silk/Wool/Cotton/Glass and Metal beads, 38 inches long
    price:  $125

  • 1071. Central Asian Uzbek Embroidery, Silk embroidery on wool, cotton backing, 22 x 22.5 inches without the fringe
    price:  $100

  • isl_0098 Afghanistan Tinned Copper Magic Dish, Late 19th/Early 20th Century, 11", Difficult to photograph but an interesting object. The base metal ... read more
    price:  $650

  • isl_0174 Central Asian Lock, 16th Century or earlier, 1.7 x 2.8 inches
    price:  $400

  • Lot of Old "Koochi" (Pashtun) Jewelry from the Afghan/Pakistan Border Region, Very good quality for this type of thing. i ... read more
    price:  $500

  • jew_0152 Central Asian Silver Pendant, 19th Century, 1.7 x .7 inches
    price:  $120

  • isl_0163 Iron Belt Hook, Iran, 18th/19th Century, 1.1 x 2.3 inches
    price:  $200

  • Kirgiz Carpet, Central Asia, Wool, 54 x 126 inches, Wear at one end, a few holes and other damage, Nice wool and
    price:  $550

  • Kirgiz Carpet,Central Asia, Wool, 53 x 105 inches, In rather rough condition with spots of wear and some incomplete repairs that ... read more
    price:  $550

  • Turkmen false sleeves, silk embroidery with handmade velvet, late 19th/early 20th century, 45" long (including fringe) x 5.5"
    price:  $400

  • Turkmen Bead, Silver with Carnelian, 1” x 3.5” Late 19th/Early 20th Century There are silver triangles on both sides which appear to ... read more
    price:  $125

  • sl0098 Pakistan Tinned Copper Magic Dish, Late 19th/Early 20th Century, 11", Difficult to photograph but an interesting object. The ... read more
    price:  $650

  • tex_0045 Afghan Dress Front, Silk and Metal Thread Embroidery on Cotton 11 in x 12.5 in Nice earlier example
    price:  $140

  • .0010.Russian Book: Moshkova, Carpets of the Peoples of Central Asia in the Late XIXth and Early XXth Centuries, fan, ... read more
    price:  $200.00

  • 21. Westphal-Hellbusch, Sigrid/Ilse Bruns, Metallgefabe aus Buchara, Museum fur Volkerkunde, 1974 Soft cover. Major study of 19th century ... read more
    price:  $85

  • 13. Radloff, Wilhelm, Aus Sibirien, Anthropological Publications, 1968. Photomechanical reprint of Radloff's 1898 account of his travels and ... read more
    price:  $150

  • Turkmen Wedding Veil, Silk Embroidery on Silk, Cotton Backing, 36.5 x 32 Inches, Early 20th Century, Some tears, holes and stains. ... read more
    price:  $400

  • isl0132 Persian Safavid Period Pierced Ceramic Bowl, 17th/18th Century, 7" x 3.25", Some restoration
    price:  POR

  • Turkmen Girl's Hat, Silk Embroidery on Cotton with Silver Ornaments, 7" x 7", Northern Afghanistan The design of the hat has clearly been ... read more
    price:  $300

  • sl0112 Mosque Dome Ornament, Pakistan, Copper, Late 19th/Early 20th Century, 48" Tall From Pakistan. Rare to find one so
    price:  POR

  • tex_0137 Central Asia Khivan Quilted Coat, Cotton Wefted Silk, Early 20th Century, Sleeves 48", Length 41.5 Because of the thick ... read more
    price:  $200

  • tex_139 Central Asian Ikat Dress, Unlined, Silk, Late 19th Century, Sleeves: 73" Length: 51"
    price:  $500

  • isl_0105 Large collection of more than 95 Islamic seals. i collected these over many years. They are from Turkey, Afghanistan, Iran ... read more
    price:  ON WEBSITE

  • isl_0021 Persian Qajar Period Box 19th Century 4 x 7.25 x 12 in
    price:  $1400

  • Central Asian Wool Carder, Wood and Iron, Bought in Northern Afghanistan, 13" x 6" x 14.5" All you need is the sheep!
    price:  $150

  • isl_0019 Brass and Copper Huqqa Base, Baltistan, Northern Pakistan, 18th Century 4.25 x 7 in The sensuous form of the piece is derived ... read more
    price:  POR

  • car_1009 Central Asian Kyrgyz Bagface, Wool, 26 in x 31 in
    price:  $500

  • eth067 Pair of Leather Shoes from Northern Afghanistan, 10" x 4", With brass studs and embroidery, About 50 years old
    price:  $150

  • isl 0110 Bronze Ewer 9th century 16 in x 7 in Very rare example of early Islamic metalwork. price on request
    price:  POR

  • wood001 Lot of 3 Carved Wooden Panels, Pakistan, Mughal Period, 18th Century or Earlier. 6.5" x 85", 7.5" x 120", ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Chinese Hat Box, Late 19th/Early 20th Century, 10" Tall x 12.75" Wide, Lacquer on Leather
    price:  $325

  • Another nice photograph with a lama sitting on a Tibetan (?) rug. He is identified on the mount as "Shireta Aginskavo ... read more
    price:  $650

  • Interesting photograph of man sitting on Tibetan (?) rug taken by the photographer o. Stein c 1900. o. Stein was based ... read more
    price:  $650

  • wood003 Wood Door, Pakistan, 19th Century or Earlier, 75" x 36.5, Central Carved Panels: 66" x 27.5" Never seen ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Turkmen Chyrpy, Silk Embroidery on Handwoven Silk Cloth, Block Print Cotton Backing, 42" Long x 32" Wide This is one of the earliest ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Central Asian Silk Tentband, Probably Uzbek, 2 inches x about 23 feet, Late 19th/Early 20th Century. Tentbands like this, woven in "gajeri" ... read more
    price:  $550

  • Turkmen Embroidered Collar, Silk Embroidery on Silk Backing, Mordant Print Cotton Backing, 3.7 x 34.5 inches
    price:  $120

  • eth059 Lot of 4 Persian Ceramic Tiles, Largest: 5.75" x 5.75", Smallest: 5" x 2.75" About 50 years ... read more
    price:  $135

  • eth079 Central Asian Camel Skin Vessel, 17" x 14", Not sure of the age but it was bought in ... read more
    price:  $450