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Rugs for the sake of rugs

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  • very very old Khotan or Gansu polka dot fragment with archaic border

  • Small cinnamon ground Baluch rug with a 'scorpion' boteh field.
    price:  $500

  • Pair of complete green-ground Baluch khorjin. Western Afghanistan, color is really good and difficult to capture. Subtle idiosyncratic drawing improvisations throughout. Great ... read more
    price:  $450

  • Starburst Caucasian Zeichur rug with a dark corroded ground, very colorful with a sculptural effect.
    price:  $850

  • Caucasian Kuba rug, old, superlative color, lots of wear. 3'6"x5'6"ish
    price:  on request

  • Classic East Anatolian Malatya area bag with an unusual eight-pointed star in octagon design. Pearl roundels? (Probably not but it is reminiscent)
    price:  $450

  • Baluch balisht, Sistan type with camel wool kilim back. Older than most, a good one.
    price:  $350

  • Unusual Baluch prayer rug with dark natural undyed camel wool and saturated natural dyes. An eccentric rendering of a classic design type ... read more
    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

  • Baluch camel ground prayer rug with large ashik like design, black animal hair weft, tight thick weave, condition is quite messed up ... read more
    price:  $250

  • Arab Baluch rug, very jazzy, about 3x5ish, open right.
    price:  $375

  • Fantastic Sauj Bolagh Kurdish rug with harshang palmette derived field. Excellent color including two purples. 4'7"x8'2" guard borders are rewoven on both
    price:  on request

  • Northwest Persian Kurdish bagface. Fantastic saturated colors against a slightly corrosive slate-green ground. Amazing wool. Super yummy.
    price:  POR

  • Northwest Persian runner with all natural dyes including 4 blues and undyed camel wool. 2'6"x8'8", great size.
    price:  on request

  • Baluch balisht, older Sistan type with botehs, nice and thin, fine weave and saturated color.
    price:  $200

  • Complete Jaf Kurd bag, thick beautiful lustrous wool with super-saturated natural color. a great truly tribal bag with a colorful striped back.
    price:  POR

  • Turkmen Middle Amu Darya region torba or trapping with an ikat derived field and stylized floral border. 4'0"x1'7"
    price:  $450

  • Old East Anatolian rug fragment, likely Kurdish
    price:  POR

  • Blasted but Beautiful Ersari / Middle Amu Darya ikat inspired Central Asian chuval. Rough condition but old and thin with a soulful ... read more
    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:  $1200

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

  • Joft-knotted Khorosan / Herat minakhani fragment, circa 1800 or a little earlier, cotton warp, wool weft group, fantastic drawing and color. It ... read more
    price:  $650

  • Complete Baluch flatwoven chanteh with animals and Turkmen style shrubs / trees
    price:  SOLD

  • Northwest Persian Kurdish Sauj Bulagh rug with step diamonds, nice color with aubergine.
    price:  POR

  • Bashir or Uzbek rug with an ikat design (ak kymak). Fragmented, mounted, and conserved, 3'1"x4'5"
    price:  $850

  • Kurdish shrub bag face

  • 'Timuri' type Baluch prayer rug, nice colors and excellent condition.
    price:  Inexpensive

  • Nice old worn Shirvan rug, 4x8ish, with a fine weave and nice color.

  • Large square Jaf Kurd bag, slightly unusual layout with a particularly good white s narrow border. 3'5"x2'10"
    price:  on request

  • Central Asian Turkmen chuval with an ikat 'aq qaymaq' design. Great scale!
    price:  SOLD

  • 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

  • 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
    price:  $250

  • Oldest of this type around. Large Kizyl Ayak Turkmen chuval, very old with a great weave, floppy handle, great spacing, and rich ... read more
    price:  $500

  • Shahsevan banded jajim with designs drawn in float technique. 3'6"x5'8"
    price:  $300

  • Squarish shaped camel ground Baluch prayer rug, probably Zabol area, Sistan and Baluchistan, Southeast Persia, nice thing, 2'8"x3'4"
    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 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

  • Qashqai bagface, mounted and conserved
    price:  $650

  • Salor Turkmen chuval, asymmetric knot open left, classic Salor depressed weave and iconic drawing but young enough to use azo dye. Still ... read more
    price:  inexpensive

  • Monumental Northwest Persian Kurdish minakhani fragmented long rug. Size is 4'10"x8'2". Several blues and greens with aubergine. Bottom border missing.
    price:  POR

  • Classic Baluch star bag. Old, worn, at least one highlight with cochineal silk. The 4eal deal. 2'10"x2'2"
    price:  SOLD

  • Baluch balisht or poshti with a hexagonal repeat rarely seen in this small ilongated format. Vibrant red, 2 blues, 2 purples, 2 ... read more
    price:  SOLD

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

  • Large square Jaf Kurd bag, slightly unusual layout with a particularly good white s narrow border. 3'5"x2'10"
    price:  On request

  • Small Ottoman embroidery from Thrace. 19"x19"
    price:  $200

  • Northwest Persian Kurdish bagface with fantastic color and wool and an unusual central medallion design
    price:  Probably more than you want to pay but less than you should

  • Baluch rug with a small-scale embroidered design rendered in pile. Narrow border, uncommon type, 4x6ish
    price:  $450

  • Large flatwoven ala chuval bands with cotton white and a rainbow of natural color including purple, green, and both insect and madder ... read more
    price:  $850