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Our collection over the past 40 years has come to focus on directional/niche/prayer rugs and kilims, weavings that show improvisatory originality within the traditional parameters. --You have a 3-day grace period to return a purchase for a refund minus shipping cost. Alternate email address:

  • Dazzlingly decorative Anatolian prayer kilim, made of silk. Purchased from John Collins 20 years ago.
    price:  on request

  • 19th century Bijar vagireh
    price:  on request

  • Pirot kilim in great condition, 146 x 211 cm. a contemporary of Matisse's Red Room.
    price:  on request

  • Anatolian Elibelinde long kilim strip with superb saturated colors. 19th century.Probably Aksaray region.
    price:  reasonable

  • Early Anatolian Elibelinde kilim fragment, 114 x 234 cm. Possibly 18th century. At a reduced price.
    price:  please inquire

  • Anatolian yastik vagireh with Crivelli Star. Sui generis at a reduced price.
    price:  USD 575.- includes shipping in U.S.

  • Inscribed small Karabagh rug with unique field design that merits restoration.
    price:  USD 265.- includes shipping within U.S.

  • Sparkling little Anatolian yastik with rare gul and a mini=prayer design. Both madder and cochineal reds. Luminous silky angora-like wool. One end ... read more
    price:  USD 525.- includes shipping in the U.S.

  • Unusual little Moghan Kazak geometric lattice prayer rug, full pile, very good condition. a huggable teddy bear for a bedside companion.
    price:  please inquire

  • Early Central Anatolian kelim of petite dimensions,with areas in white cotton
    price:  please inquire

  • Central Anatolian prayer kelim with a Rainbow of 7 superimposed arches.
    price:  SOLD, thank you

  • Unusual Central Asian torba with zappy graphix. Very good condition. Late 19th/early 20th century. see my other Turkmen pieces: link
    price:  p.o.r.

  • Very fine Salor Gul torba circa 1900 in excellent condition, complete with multicolor woven braided straps. For other pieces please see link
    price:  recently adjusted

  • Charshangu torba, 50 x 16 inches (125 x 41 cm). Dark wine stain, no color runs. Similar example in Dudin Collection, see ... read more
    price:  recently adjusted

  • Ravaged kejebe torba, still kicking. Good age. Price reduced.
    price:  USD 465.- includes shipping in the U.S.

  • Energetic Ersari torba. 51 x17 inches. Very huggable. At reduced price. Please see my other Turkmens.
    price:  USD 750.- plus shipping

  • Temerarious Turkmen trapping. Excellent provenance.
    price:  P.o.r.

  • East Caucasian Gold lattice on Blue field, varied and dynamic array of filler motifs, both in the 53 lattice cells and along ... read more
    price:  please inquire

  • East Anatolian long kilim strip, 2'8" x 8'1".Interesting variety of hexagonal guls. Wool warp and weft, highlights in cotton, metallic thread and ... read more
    price:  USD 850.- includes shipping in U.S.

  • Large West Anatolia Balikesir region mixed technique kilim in very good condition, ca. 5 x 11 ft (150 x 325 cm)
    price:  recently adjusted

  • Transcaucasus Shahsevan kilim fragment, 59 x 26 inches. Full original width excerpt from a large 19th century kilim.
    price:  USD 195.- includes shipping in the U.S.

  • Very Early Kirman Carpet Fragment, 17 x 17.5 inches. From the field of a very finely woven large Floral Palmettes and ... read more
    price:  please inquire

  • Rare and unusual old Indian textile, 38 x 63 inches, Silk and other materials embroidered on fine red cotton cloth, two pieces ... read more
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  • Large and unusual Afshar sumak panel, 60 x 25.5 inches. Long sides (warp ends) are overcast with black wool; short sides (weft ... read more
    price:  please inquire

  • Bidjar kelim with superb colors and unique array of animal motifs. Missing top border replaced by sewn blue denim.
    price:  reduced to $950.-

  • East Anatolian kilim panel, 2'8" x 8'1". Seven horizontal bands with 2 types of unusual Guls. Warp and weft wool; highlights ... read more
    price:  on request

  • 19th century Kirman embroidery, wool and silk on superfine red pashmina ground, excellent condition. 78 x 280 cm (30 x 108 inches)
    price:  please inquire

  • Anatolian kilim panel,2'8" x 8'1". Seven horizontal compartments containing 2 types of Guls. Unusual variety of materials: wool, goat hair, cotton, silk ... read more
    price:  please inquire

  • Antique NorthEast Caucasus Avar small rug with 30 four-petal florets in geometric motifs on Red. 32 x 51 inches. In good condition, ... read more
    price:  on request

  • Antique Kazak small rug with 34 Rosettes on Blue, Serrated Leaf Border, 34 x 38 inches. Good condition with visible wear, ... read more
    price:  USD 275.- plus shipping

  • Shirvan 15 Snowflake Stars on Ivory. a 19th century prayer rug of petite dimensions. Camel hair and wool, some cotton weft. Numerous ... read more
    price:  SOLD, thank you!

  • Baluch yastik, balisht, or pushti, 23 x 37.5 inches. a unique 19th century improvisation for the discerning collector. Wool and camel hair. ... read more
    price:  SOLD, thank you!

  • Mystery prayer rug: what to call it? Gendje? Shahsavan? Southeast Caucasus? ??? 3'8" x 5'7" Very good condition, with good pile ... read more
    price:  sold, thank you

  • Very fine petite elegantly minimalist Timuri Baloch rug with 120 shrubs on a midnight blue field that shades to mid and light ... read more
    price:  SOLD, thank you!

  • Large West Anatolian Yuncu kelim, 150 x 325 cm. a rare 19th century nomad weaving in good condition, with a good ... read more
    price:  p.o.r.

  • kuba “Sport” Fragment, Azerbaijan, Kuba-Seikhur region, late 19th century or pre-World War One.123 x 173 cm (48.5 x 68 inches)Warp: ... read more
    price:  recently adjusted

  • Anatolian kilim with 4 Rectangular compartments, 51 x 74 inches (130 x 188 cm). 19th century weaving with a layout and proportions resembling ... read more
    price:  on request

  • Anatolian kilim with 8 hexagon Guls, 3'6" x 6'3" (110 x 195 cm). Konya/Cumra area, 19th century. Sides rough. ... read more
    price:  please inquire

  • Fine 19th century Timuri(?) Baluch bag front panel: 4 Floral Guls of two types. 26 x 24 inches (66 x 61 cm). ... read more
    price:  Sold, thank you!

  • Rather unusual North East Caucasus Avar Medallion rug with light blue Octagon Gul centered in a red reserve surrounded by a deep ... read more
    price:  Please ask

  • Rare type Ivory Field Caucasian Prayer rug, 45 x 58 inches. Late 19th/early 20th century village/ nomad variant of Markarian prayer rug.
    price:  please inquire

  • Rare Baluch rug in an ensi-like format, 46 x 58 inches. -- For more images please view my posts.
    price:  SOLD, thank you!

  • 14 Christies (London and ny) and 61 Sotheby's (ny and London) Rug Auction catalogs. --For details, please inquire.
    price:  on request

  • 37 Skinner Oriental Rug Catalogues, 1984-1999. In Good to Very Good condition; a few have prices written in. May, Nov 1984; June ... read more
    price:  USD 290.- or best offer

  • 24 John c. Edelmann Catalogs, 1976-1983. June, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec 1979; Apr, June, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec 1980; Feb, March, ... read more
    price:  sold, thank you!

  • 28 Lefevre & Partners Auction Catalogs, 1976-1985. -- Great research tool, In good to very good condition. July, 1977; Feb, ... read more
    price:  USD 15.- each

  • 3 Engelhardt Catalogs: O'Bannon #357 (1978), 187 color plates, very good condition, weak binding ; o'b # 352 (1982), 88 color plates, ... read more
    price:  USD 100.- plus shipping

  • 2 Books on Dyes by Gosta Sandberg: indigo textiles (1989) and the red dyes (1994). Both are Lark Press editions; hard ... read more
    price:  USD 120.- plus shipping