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:

  • Shahsevan Flat Woven Saddle Bag ('Khorjin'), nw Persia, 4'7" x 1'10" Good condition, no repair, all natural dyes Please inquire for further details /

  • Baluch Mixed Technique (Pile -Sumac) Animal Band, se Persia 19th C. 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

  • Veramin Bag Face, North/Central Persia, 19th c., 2’ x 2’2” Please inquire for further details / information

  • Yomut Turkmen Embroidery, Central Asia, circa 1850, 10”x 9” (mounted) 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

  • Kyrgyz or Uzbek Felt, Central Asia, 19th c., 5’8” x 11’3” Please inquire for further information/details

  • Bhajoth (cushion) for a deity in a Vaishnavite shrineGujarat, India, circa 1800, 60 x 50 cm (23¾” x 19¾”), silk embroidery on ... read more

  • Baluch Balisht(?), ne Persia, 19th century, 1' 5" x 3' 1" Please inquire for further details/information

  • Baluch Salt Bag, ne Persia, 19th c., 1'5" x 1'7" Please inquire for further information/details

  • 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

  • Uzbek or Turkmen(?) Jajim, Central Asia (middle Amu Darya region), late 19th/early 20th Century, 5’10” x 4’4” An exceptionally colorful flat weave, intended ... 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

  • Veramin Region Torba/Trapping, n. Persia, late 19th C./circa 1900, 3’6” x 1’4” The Veramin region is a well known source for a variety ... read more

  • Kilim from east Afghanistan, approx 4' x 10', early 20th century An rare weaving from Afghanistan, a type that is known as "Mokhari" ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • 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