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. www.tcoletribalrugs.com

Published articles:

  • Veramin Trapping/Torba(?), n. Persia, 19th c., 3’1” x 1’3” Over the years, we have all seen a number of Veramin weavings with a ... read more

  • Yomut Chuval, Central Asia, mid 19th Century, 3’ 6” x 2’ 7” Woven with a symmetric knot, this weaving was woven by those ... read more

  • Baluch Pile Animal Trapping, Southeast Persia, late 19th c., 3.5” x 4’ 8” An unusually colorful Baluch animal band, a piled band ... read more

  • Ersari Fragment, Central Asia, 19th century, 8.5” x 8.75” Believed to be a fragment from the border of what was once a very ... read more

  • Afshar Bag Face, s. Persia, 19th c., 2’ 10” x 1’ 10” a lovely bag face with a classic ‘take’ on a familiar ... read more

  • Uzbek Suzani, Central Asia, 19th Century, 7' 5" x 5' 10" An exceptionally nice example of this type of embroidery from Central Asia. ... read more
    price:  Price on Request

  • Zoroastrian Textile, West Persia, 19th century, 3’ x 1’4” Colorful textiles of this type are attributed to the Zoroastrian people of Persia, and ... read more
    price:  Please inquire

  • Tekke Turkmen Main Carpet, Central Asia, 19th c., 6'4" x 7'4" All natural dyes, good age, some wear (see detail image) Please inquire ... read more
    price:  Please Inquire

  • “Khaden”, Central (?) Tibet, late 19th century (circa 1880?), 2' 3" x 4' 7" The world Tibetan rugs commands a small but very ... read more
    price:  Please Inquire

  • Baluch Animal Trapping/Band, se Persia, 19th Century, 4” x 5’ 1” These animal bands from the Baluch weavers of se Persia, often reflect ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Baluch Camel Knee Trappings, se Persia, 19th century, 10” x 6” (each, excluding the tassels Trappings of this type were intended to be ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Baluch Bag Face, w. Afghanistan, 19th c., 2'1" x 3'4" Good condition, no repairs, all natural dyes $275
    price:  $275

  • Turkmen Silk Textile, Central Asia, 19th C. Please inquire for further information/images

  • Uzbek Ikat Panel, Central Asia, 19th century, 11" x 3' 3" a dynamic composition with the clever use of color and space to create a ... read more

  • Baluch Balisht, se Persia, 19th c., 1'5" x 2'6" Good condition, natural dyes $400 + shipping

  • Shahsevan Mafrash Panel, Karabagh region of the Caucasus, 3’7” x 2’ 4” Please inquire for more information / images / price

  • Tekke Turkmen "Chuval" (storage bag), Central Asia, 19th c., 3'6" x 2'5" Complete in good condition Please inquire for further informations/images/price

  • Ersari(?) "Chuval" (storage bag), Central Asia (middle Amu Darya region), 19th c., 3'6" x 2'7" Some repair, all natural dyes. Price - us $1300 ... read more
    price:  US $1300 + shipping

  • Afshar Rug, s. Persia,, early 19th c (or before) Please inquire for more information, images & price.

  • Shahsevan “Chanteh” (personal bag), nw Persia/Azerbaijan(?), 19th c., 6” x 8” “Chanteh” are small bags woven by women in which they would ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Turkmen Embroidered "Bokche" (personal bag),Central Asia, 19th Century, 18" x 18" a rare, old and unusual embroidery, mounted (sewn on to a black ... read more

  • Baluch "Khorjin" (saddle bag), sw Afghanistan, circa 1900 Good condition, all natural dyes, no repair or re-weaves. $500
    price:  $500

  • Chodor Embroidery, Garment Fragment, Central Asia, late 1th/early 20th c., 1' 11.5" x 3.5" Possibly the cuff to a sleeve, the embroidery is ... read more
    price:  $150 + postage

  • Detail - Uzbek Silk Velvet Ikat Panel, 19th c., 1' x 2' Please inquire for further images and information

  • Detail - Uzbek Ikat Panel, mid 19th Century, 1' x 2'3" Please inquire for further images and information

  • Baluch Salt Bag, se Persia, 19th c., 1'1" x 2'1" a classic layout of design, woven in se Persia, a full pile salt ... read more

  • Baluch Kilim, se Persia, 19th Century. 4'3" x 10'9"
    price:  $1600 + Shipping

  • Yomud Turkmen Chuval, Central Asia, 19th century, 3’ 6” x 2’ 4” If not for the structure of this chuval, it would be ... read more
    price:  $4500

  • Uzbek Embroidered Hat, Central Asia, late 19th century Hats are used throughout Central Asia for various purposes, sometimes under the turban of a ... read more
    price:  $500

  • Middle Eastern Flat Woven Runner - 2'10" x 9'3" - Good Condition
    price:  $1350

  • a pair of Eskimo sunglasses, made of whale bone....circa 1930s. 5.5" long It comes with vintage postcard that came from the same ... read more
    price:  On Request

  • Turkmen Tent Band (fragment), 18th(?) century Please inquire for further images/information

  • Vintage Advertising Sign from India Please inquire for further information and detail images

  • Baluch Balisht, se Persia, late 19th/early 20th c(?), 1'6" x 2'6" Good condition, all natural dyes, original back intact (woven as one piece ... read more

  • Uzbek Flat Weave ("Gajari"), Central Asia, 19th C. Please inquire for further information/images

  • Turkmen Tent Band Fragment, Yomut Group, Central Asia, 19th C. Please inquire for further images/information.

  • Baluch Kilim, se Persia, 19th C. Please inquire for further images/information

  • Uzbek "Jajim" or "Bouche", Central Asia, 19th C. Please inquire for further information/images.

  • Uzbek Embroidery, Central Asia, 19th C. Please inquire for further images/information

  • Tibetan Rug, late 19th C. Please inquire for further information/images

  • Baluch Balisht, se Persia, circa 1900, 1'7" x 2'7' Please inquire for further information/images

  • Tie Dye Textile, w. India (Rajasthan), circa 1920 Please inquire for further images/information

  • Anatolian Kilim Fragment, Central Anatolia, 19th C. Please inquire for further images/information

  • Luri "Chanteh" (personal bag, mounted),West Persia, 19th C. Please inquire for further information/images

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

  • Uzbek Pile Band, Central Asia, 19th C. Please inquire for further images/information

  • Uzbek Flat Woven "Bokche", Central Asia, 19th C. Please inquire for further images/information

  • Nomad Weaving, Tibetan Plateau, circa 1900 (or before?) Please inquire for further information/images