Thomas Cole

Spacializing in collectible Turkmen, Uzbek, Kirghiz, Baluch and Persian tribal (oriental) rugs, bagfaces and weavings as well as Central Asian silk embroidery and textile art. Featuring rare historical photographs of Central Asia, interesting articles about various aspects of different groups of rugs as well as entertaining travelogue writing with photographs and accounts of journeys through the Central Asian rug markets. Offering subscriptions to HALI, the premier publication on antique rugs & textiles.

Published articles:

  • Kuba(?), s. Caucasus, "Khorjin" (saddle bag), circa 1900(?), 1'8" x 4'4" Good condition, no repairs, fine weave with good colors derived from natural ... read more
    price:  Please ask

  • Baluch Balisht, se Persia, 1'6" x 2'7", circa 1900(?) Saturated palette, all natural dyes, good condition. Complete original flat woven back (which is unusual), ... read more
    price:  $285 including domestic USA shipping

  • Shahsevan Sumak Bag, nw Persia/Caucasus, 19th c., 1' 9" x 2' 3" Good condition, natural dyes
    price:  SOLD

  • Jaf Kurd Bag Face, w. Persia, 19th c, 1'11" x 1'6" Lower end re-woven (see detail image, front and back) GOOD color, overall even
    price:  SOLD

  • Baktiari Salt Bag, w. Persia, circa 1900(?), 2'2" x 1'8" Good condition, all natural dyes, complete with no $280 Including domestic us Priority ... read more
    price:  $280 Including domestic US Priority Mail

  • Khamseh(?) Bag Face, s. Persia, circa 1900, 2'1" x 2'4" Good condition, all natural dyes, no repair or re-weaves
    price:  SOLD

  • Afshar Bag, s. Persia,circa 1900, 1'11" x 1'4" No repair, some overall even wear, and some other signs of use (see the ... read more

  • Shahsevan "Khorjin" (saddle bag), circa 1900(?), 1'5" x 3'8" Repaired end (see detail image, the 5th image overall), otherwise good pile, natural dyes, ... read more
    price:  $425 (including domestic USA Shipping) via US Priority

  • Non Turkmen(?) or Ersari Central Asian Trapping, circa 1890 - 1910, 4'3" x 1'7" Good condition, no repairs... and one of the red ... read more
    price:  $425 (including domestic USA Shipping) via US Priority

  • Afshar Bag Face, s Persia, 1'10" x 1'4" Good condition, virtually full pile, no repairs $385 including shipping for domestic usa
    price:  SOLD

  • Baluch Rug, w. Afghanistan, circa 1900, 2'2" x 3'10" The design pool of Baluch rugs woven in western Afghanistan are prone to provide ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Baluch Kilim, se Persia, late 19th C./circa 1900, 4’3” x 9’8” a colorful older example of flatweave work from the Baluch people of ... read more

  • Kurd/Shahsevan "Khorjin" (saddle bag), nw Persia, 19th c., 1'6" x 3'4" Please inquire for further information / details

  • Baluch Kilim, se Persia, 19th c., 4’11” x 9'8” For more information / details, please inquire

  • Baluch Chanteh - Personal Bag, se Persia, 19th C. Please inquire for further details / information SOLD
    price:  SOLD

  • Baktiari Saddle Bag, w. Persia, 19th C. Please inquire for further information / detail

  • Shahsevan Sumac, nw Persia, 19th c., 1'9" x 2'3" Please inquire for further details / information

  • Veramin Trapping/Mafrash Panel/Torba(?), n. Persia, 19th c., 3’1” x 1’3” Please inquire for further details / information

  • Ersari Embroidered Cuff, n. Afghanistan, circa 1900, 10" x 8" Please inquire for further details / information

  • Baluch Flat Woven "Chanteh" (personal bag), w. Afghanistan, 19th c., 1'3" x 1'1" Please inquire for further details / information

  • Kyrgyz Ok Bosh, Wakhan Corridor (ne Afghanistan), late(?) 19th century, 1' 4" x 2' 9" (each) $525 (including usa shipping) Please inquire for further ... read more
    price:  $525 for the pair

  • "Khaden", Tibet, 19th c., 2'6" x 4'4" Please inquire for further details / information

  • Shahsevan Mafrash Panel, Karabagh region of the Caucasus, 3’7” x 2’ 4” sold
    price:  SOLD

  • Baluch Bag Face, Afghanistan, 19th C. Please inquire for further images/information
    price:  SOLD

  • Baluch Bag Face, w. Afghanistan, 19th C. Condition is evident in the images, wear but no repairs. All natural dyes. Please inquire for ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Uzbek Flat Weave, Central Asia, circa 1900, approx 4' x 5'
    price:  SOLD

  • Fragment - Wool textile, Kashmir.

  • Detail - Wool weaving, Kashmir (n. India), 1st half 19th c.

  • Detail - Cotton textile, wood block printed (mordant/resist dyed), n. India, circa 1900 - 20

  • Detail - "Kalamkari" cotton textile, east India, complete (no damage), 19th c.

  • Detail - Complete turban, tie dye technique, n. India

  • Early cotton Textile Fragment, n. India, resist & mordant dyed

  • Wool Textile (fragmented), Kashmir (n. India), 19th c. (mounted)
    price:  Price on Request

  • Baluch Prayer Rug, ne Persia (Khorassan), late 19th Century, 3’ x 5’ 9” For further images as well as a complete description of ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Shirvan Rug, Caucasus Mtns., late 19th century, approx 2'9" x 3'8" a cute little rug from the Shirvan area. The small size ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Baluch "Pushti" (Bag Face), w. Afghanistan, 19th Century, approx 1'7" x 2'10" An extremely unusual example of a functional type of weaving, a ... read more

  • Baluch Pile Animal Band/Trapping, se Persia, 19th Century Among the Baluch of the Sistan region of se Persia, one finds a number of ... read more

  • Animal Trapping, Tibet, late 19th c., 1' x 10" Such animal trappings were used by the lead animal in a caravan, often placed ... read more

  • Uzbek Horse Cover, Central Asia, late 19th century, 4’3”x 3’8” This flatwoven horse cover was made in Central Asia by Uzbek weavers. ... read more
    price:  SOLD