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  • Luri Bakhtiari Sumac Panel. Much better than average. Bird Border, very Luristan Bronzish. a green tassel is attached to the front upper-left ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Northwest Persian Kurdish rug. Camel ground with intriguing colors. Serab-esque but better.
    price:  SOLD

  • East Anatolian Kurdish long rug with a Caucasian Lenkoran design. Vibrant color, exceptional wool, worn. 3 different main border types.
    price:  SOLD

  • Baluch Minakhani Bagface, saturated colors with all three secondary colors, green, purple and orange, depressed warp type from Khorossan, good shape with ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Baluch bag with quartered design of eight-pointed stars. Great color and wool. One of the best renditions of the type.
    price:  SOLD

  • Ersari Turkmen Chuval, large, fine, and very red with silk highlights
    price:  SOLD

  • Turkmen Yomut Chuval, worn but much more interesting than most of the type. fine weave, precision detailing and great color saturation. Very ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Pair of Qashqai Bags
    price:  SOLD

  • Ersari Trapping, great vibrant madder red. The top row of ornament is drawn on a smaller scale while the bottom is larger-scale ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Small Western Anatolian Small Pattern Holbein Fragment, 16th century (about a foot square)
    price:  SOLD

  • Chinese textile fragment. Ming dynasty, Wanli period?
    price:  SOLD

  • Central Anatolian Kilim Fragment, great color, weave and graphic appeal. Mounted and conserved. 26"×43"
    price:  $800

  • Anatolian medallion carpet fragment with spectacular border (detail). Vakiflar-esque. Former Muse and Franses piece.
    price:  SOLD

  • Large (5'1" x 8'3" 155x252cm) East Anatolian Yatak with harshang and other ornament (alien cyclopses?)
    price:  $15,000

  • Various Islamic Art sale auction catalogs, Christie's and Sotheby's. From the 90s to 2015, mainly London sales.
    price:  Most are $15 each, discount for multiples

  • Baluch octagon star bag, not just more of the same. An older example with individuating features and an idiosyncratic cinnamon hue to ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Ersari or another Middle Amu Darya group rug or bag fragment with both guls and ikat design
    price:  SOLD

  • Baluch camel-ground prayer rug, excellent stylized trees, great hand panels, soft Baluchi wool with natural abrash in the camel, saturated natural ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Hali Magazine, multiple back issues in great condition available from number 53 through more current issues. Excellent rug reference material. All in ... read more
    price:  $15 each, discount for multiples

  • 16th / 17th century Lotto Carpet fragment, nice detailing, highlights with blues and a lazy line. There is a small tag with ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Chinese silk and metal thread textile with fantastic dragons, Ming dynasty. Cut and shaped to adorn a statue most likely within a ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Central Asian Uzbek? pile strip fragment woven almost like a tentband. (Take a look at the back.) Great colors, wool, and ikat ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Chinese Textile Fragment with Bands of Striding Lions, warp-faced brocade, 3rd-5th century, Jin Dynasty 晉朝 or Northern Wei Dynasty 北魏 .
    price:  SOLD

  • Yomut Turkmen Torba, well spaced smaller format piece with 3 rows of complementary but diversely drawn guls. Well weighted at the bottom. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Ersari torba with a Central Asian floral ikat design, rich colors.
    price:  SOLD

  • Safavid Persian silk sleeve with shrubs and silver metallic clouds, mounted and conserved.
    price:  POR

  • Middle Amu Darya Turkmen aq qaymaq ikat pattern chuval. Fantastic color and precision drawing.
    price:  SOLD

  • Northwest Persian Kurd rug with Memling guls, animals and flowers on a dark ground. Camel ground border with good color including several ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Central Anatolian Yatak with zig-zag tessellated field
    price:  SOLD

  • East Anatolian Kurdish rug fragment. Super vibrant madder. mounted and conserved.
    price:  $5000?

  • Baluch bagface with a solitary white Memling gul, mixed snow-flakes and Memlings in a lattice. Fantastic Baluchi wool. All natural dyes with ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Sogdian silk samite weave belt with four leaping animals, circa 800.
    price:  SOLD

  • Old, Beautiful, Karapinar fragment. Unusual use of camel pile and cotton highlights. This is a great example but has some condition issues. ... read more
    price:  $8000

  • Old Tekke Main Carpet fragment. Old, lush and supple with a velvety buttery feel. Fantastic drape and saturated color.
    price:  SOLD

  • 17th century / circa 1700 Bergama area 2-1-2 large pattern Holbein derived carpet.A larger longer format than later 18th century varieties with ... read more
    price:  on request

  • Northwest Persian Shahsevan pile fragment with a large polka-dotted quadrupedal animal, birds, trees, and a somewhat anatomically correct human male figure. Excellent ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Baluch Small Double Sumak Bags, gold and silver colored metal thread is used throughout as highlights. a very luxurious set of bags ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Shahsevan? Luri? bagface with great color and graphic appeal. haven't seen anything quite like this but it is quite attractive. It seems ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Anatolian Bergama Area Bellini Type Rug. Great scale, soft color with balanced but asymmetric drawing accentuating differences in both top and bottom ... read more
    price:  SOLD, Thanks!

  • Central Persian Isfahan Carpet, Safavid era, first half 17th century, silk and cotton warp, cotton weft, lac red ground, fine weave, cut ... read more
    price:  $11,000

  • Yomud Tauk Nuska Main Carpet, saturated color, good spacing, super diamond minors with pearl ornament, salt and pepper back, cut and shut.
    price:  SOLD

  • Squarish Ersari / Eastern Turkmen, or perhaps Uzbek Tent Carpet. Minimal borders with dynamic field pattern of repeating but never exactly identical ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Fine Antique Baluch Rug, Great scale and drawing with several dark blues and practically sculptural corrosion to the browns. Khorosan variety an ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Northwest Persian Rug, Kurdish or maybe Shahsevan? Memling gul design on camel ground with great colors. The whites towards the bottom are ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Ersari or some other Middle Amu Darya area Turkmen rug with an ikat derived design. Former David Rueben piece published in "Gols ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • These fragments are the two elem panels of what must have been a great and early Abdal, Yomut sub-group main carpet. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Chodor Turkmen Chuval, Ertmen guls, dynamically drawn with particularly well rendered bird heads. Good range of colors including at least three blues ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Tekke aina gul chuval, very elegant with at least two distinct shades of insect red, cochineal and perhaps lac? or two cochineals?, ... read more
    price:  SOLD