Joe

I'm a private collector in Massachusetts. My collection is eclectic, but tends to focus on mafrash, Kurd (particularly Jaff), Baluch, and Yomud. Given that I have a couple of fur balls (pictured), I'm generally interested in items that can be hung from the ceiling or walls, rather than expensive items for the floor. At the moment, I'm selling off items from earlier in my collecting career, as I'm looking to upgrade my collection and my tastes have shifted. Therefore, I'm certainly interested in rug trades to accomplish this; contact me if you're interested.

  • Southern Caucasian (Gendje/Kazak) rug. 34" x 74". Borders have thick pile, parts of main field has low even pile. ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Mafrash panel. a bit battered, and some repairs (see third photo). But, very saturated colors and crisp drawing. An ... read more
    price:  $100

  • Mafrash side panel. Brocade. Good condition, small areas of wear. Nice blues.
    price:  SOLD

  • Shahsavan mafrash side panel. Great colors and abrash. In great condition. Please check out my other listings.
    price:  POR

  • Somber Baluch bagface. Full pile. Has small tear (secured) in lower right corner.
    price:  $125

  • Soumac mafrash side panel. High contrast design with natural dyes, and crisp drawing. a few areas of exposed foundation and ... read more
    price:  $350

  • Mafrash side panel. Classic design with all natural dyes and cotton for the whites. Good overall condition with slight areas ... read more
    price:  $500

  • Baluch khorjin. Saturated colors and complex kelim ends. Ends and edges of bridge part have wear, but full pile otherwise.
    price:  SOLD

  • Jaff complete double bags. Interesting example, and i believe it was woven for field use (as opposed to for the vast ... read more
    price:  $950

  • Mafrash end panel. Wool on wool. Classic designs with animal figures in main field. Very good condition. Please ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Gendje border fragment, approximately 37"x14". Soft wool and saturated colors. Please check out my other listings.
    price:  $75 includes US shipping

  • Mafrash end panel. Good mix of colors and a lot of them, with considerable (possibly intentional) abrash. One small repair ... read more
    price:  $200

  • Bijar sampler, circa 1900, 21"x26". Interesting mix of designs on this wagireh. Wool warps, wefts are mix of cotton and ... read more
    price:  $400

  • Mafrash end panel, 17"x22", brocaded. Interesting mix of colors. Scattered minor wear, but overall in good condition. See link ... read more
    price:  $175

  • Very early Spanish flatweave (pre 1800). Mounted in wood frame. Size 15.5" x 12.5", including frame (11" x 4.5" ... read more
    price:  $100 + shipping

  • Mafrash end panel, 20"x22", slit tapestry in excellent condition. "Modern art" designs set this piece apart. Last photo shows the ... read more
    price:  $225

  • Mafrash end panel, 19"x20" in good condition. Very loose drawing with considerable variation in how the elements are drawn. Nice ... read more
    price:  $400

  • Mafrash end panel, 21"x23" in superb condition. Clean, simple design with lots of cochineal and white cotton highlights. Please check ... read more
    price:  $400

  • Gendje fragment, 17"x21" with frame, 13.5"x17.5" without frame. Good age, mounted in wood frame. Please check out my other listings. ... read more
    price:  $100 + shipping

  • Shiraz bagface, 17"hx18"w. Probably Fars province. Very saturated colors. Good pile on the front. Back has a repair, ... read more
    price:  $275

  • Unusual Baluch trapping, 29"x8" (excluding tassels). Very good condition with great blues. Please check out my other items. More ... read more
    price:  $150

  • Baluch prayer rug, 30"x54". More colors than is typical with interesting hands and main border. Areas of wear. Please ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique bachtiari, 53"x80". Wonderful natural colors including beautiful greens and electric blue. Good overall condition with low even pile. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Jaff bag face. Good condition. One end missing a few rows of knots (secured). More images available at link ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Southern Caucasian salt bag. Superb condition with original braiding, tassles, and back. Design pool very similar to mafrash from the ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Afshar, 48" x 62". Circa 1900. Wool foundation, all natural dyes. Good condition with good pile. Some minor ... read more
    price:  $525

  • Antique mafrash side panel. Wool foundation. Whites are cotton. Superb colors and crisp designs. Repaired area (visible in ... read more
    price:  $375

  • Ersari engi. Good age. Complete all around with original selvedge on sides and flatweave at top and bottom. Generally ... read more
    price:  $1700

  • Antique Qashqai 3'8" x 5'4". Great borders and original (not degenerate) medallion. Appears to have been (perhaps literally) put through the ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Maltaya flatwoven bag face, 19th century. Great mix of colors and good saturation. a few minor repairs and some surface ... read more
    price:  $300

  • Baluch bag face, late 19th century, 16"x18.5" (41cm x 47cm). Interesting designs with good pile throughout. Last photo shows area of ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Bijar border fragment 36"x19" (92cm x48cm), 19th century. Condition is spotty, with scattered foundation, moth nibbles, and overcast edge. But ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Afshar bag, 12.5" x 17" (just the face, 32cm x 43cm). Great graphics. Full pile, except for a few moth ... read more
    price:  $325

  • Reverse soumac bag, late 19th century. Closure system and selvedge a bit ragged. 18.5" x 23" (47cm x 58cm). ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Tekke silk embroidery on cotton backing, 19th century. 3'3" long by 3" wide. Possibly used as a collar. Please ... read more
    price:  $150

  • Baluch bagface, circa 1900 in good condition with full pile throughout. Obviously woven without the aid of a cartoon or model, and ... read more
    price:  $220

  • Uzbek flat woven bag face. Bold designs with well saturated colors and interesting borders. Very good condition. No colors ... read more
    price:  $100

  • Afshar, 1920s, in good condition. Has pull pile throughout with original barber pole selvedge and original flatweave at one end. ... read more
    price:  $450

  • Kurd, North West Persian runner, circa 1900 in good condition. Rug has mostly full pile, with a few areas of oxidized ... read more
    price:  $400

  • Afshar, 1930s in good condition. Has pull pile throughout, with a few areas repiled due to moth bites. Repiled areas ... read more
    price:  $500

  • Qashqai bagface. First quarter 20th century. Small areas of wear. Very fine weave. Email for additional photos or ... read more
    price:  $400

  • (probably) Baluch with asmalyk designs. Third quarter 19th century. Extremely good wools. Unfortunately rug is badly worn, with a ... read more
    price:  $500

  • Luri rug. Circa 1900. Very well saturated natural dyes. Interesting abstract/impressionistic scene of a fall/winter scene. Some loss ... read more
    price:  Sold

  • Baluch rug, late 19th century. 6' x 3'8''. Structurally interesting with symmetrical knotting, and mix of red and brown ... read more
    price:  $650

  • Baluch balisht, first quarter 20th century. Great colors and soft wools. Very good condition, with full pile throughout. Ends ... read more
    price:  Sold

  • Yomud juval, circa 1900. Very good condition: edges are intact, a few small repairs in main field. Sparse elem ... read more
    price:  $275

  • Caucasian soumac complete double bag. Late 19th century. Very good condition, but selvedges need some attention. Closure loops are there and flatweave ... read more
    price:  $900

  • Qashqai rug 1880s. 50" x 78". Ca 100 kpsi. Interesting horizontal asymmetry (left is much denser) and whimsical medallion design. ... read more
    price:  1000