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Gene Dunford is a part-time dealer and full-time rug enthusiast, based in Bristol, England. Visit his website at http://www.heritage-antique-rugs.com/

  • Mid 19th century engsi, in distressed condition, but conserved.58in by 41in
    price:  Please ask

  • Distressed but beautiful Tekke 6-gul torba, 42in by 17in. Condition reflected in the price.
    price:  Inexpensive

  • South Persian chante bag pair. Dated. Tip-faded mauve.
    price:  Inexpensive

  • Early 20th century Quashgai,76" by 52" Classic design, reselvedged. Low pile in some areas, hence bargain price
    price:  Please ask

  • Tibetan rug with tigers and peacocks 64in by 33in
    price:  Please ask

  • Battered late 19th century Afshar bag. Good colurs, but in a distressed state. Needs some tlc 34in by 24in
    price:  Please ask

  • Chinese painted kossu panel, mounted, in delicate condition. 70cm by 47cm
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  • 19th century gillet Persienne fragment, mounted on linen. Condition a little threadbare, so inexpensive. 45cm by 50cm
    price:  Please ask

  • Strong and unusual Shoowa raffia velvet
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  • Shoowa raffia weaving 125cm by 52cm
    price:  Inexpensive

  • Interesting Shoowa raffia velvet 68cm by 62cm
    price:  Please ask

  • Older Shoowa raffia velvet, unusual handle. 70cm by 55cm
    price:  Inexpensive

  • Shoowa raffia velvet, striking graphic. 59cm by 67cm
    price:  £40 plus shipping

  • Congo raffia skirt 60cm by 180cm
    price:  Inexpensive

  • Shoowa raffia velvet square 65cm by 63cm

  • Congo raffia skirt (ntshak) 70cm by 170cm
    price:  Please ask

  • Late 19th - early 20th century Afshar mafrash panel Gorgeous natural saturated colours, in full pile. Some small old repairs (see pics for ... read more
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  • Stunning late 19th century Bergama. Colours good.72in by 52in Full pile, some small areas of invisible reweaves to field, restoration to ends and
    price:  Please ask

  • Pair of Yomut torbas, late 19th century. Colours good, no tip-fade or colour run. Each approximately 17in by 43in
    price:  Please ask

  • Early 20th century minimalist Monastir prayer rug in great condition. Some minimal repairs/restoration to ends needed, colours seem natural (no tip-fading or ... read more
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  • Strikingly graphic Ningsia (?) mat with quirky design features. Sadly, the moths have had a fine old time. 39in by 23in
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  • Stunning Caucasian verne cover, great colours and condition 58in by 82in
    price:  Please ask

  • Kamseh bag, colours sound, full pile, save a little wear/repair in the bottom corners. 47in by 25in
    price:  Inexpensive, feel free to ask

  • Ersari/Beshir torba, in great condition, full pile, soft handle, no colour run or tip-fading. 60in by 19in Please note the piece is rectangular, ... read more
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  • Fine late 19th century Senneh kelim, great subtle natural colours, no fading or colour-run. Great condition, a few small holes need attention. 75in ... read more
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  • Shahsevan sumac mafrash side panel, great color with both madder and insect reds, highlights with metal thread.
    price:  POR

  • Late 19th century North Caucasian (Kuba, Daghestan) 56in by 39in A delightful little rug, has had very good restoration work to ends and
    price:  Please ask

  • Antique Belouch rug in full pile, great colours, lustrous wool. 79in by 41in Selvedges replaced.
    price:  Please ask

  • Late 19th-early 20th century songket, silk and metallic (gold?) thread, from Northern Malaysia. Originally a high-status fabric, worn by royalty as a ... read more
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  • Old South Persian (?) chante bag, in great condition. White is cotton, colours free from bleed or tip-fading. 10in by 9in (23cm by
    price:  £120 plus shipping

  • Booshong raffia skirt fragment with classic graphics. 70in by 28in An older piece, some very fine weaving in sections. Some minor old stains.
    price:  Sold

  • 18th/early 19th south central Anatolian kelim, mounted and conserved. Gorgeous range of colours.11ft by 6ft
    price:  Please ask

  • Stunningly drawn Shahsavan mafrash panel, mid to late 19th century. Unusual archaic design features, saturated colours, and metallic thread highlights 35" by 18"
    price:  Please ask

  • How can anything so small be so wonky? Charming nw persian chante face, 12" by 10" No colour run or tip-fading
    price:  £100 + shipping

  • Shoowa raffia velvet. 23" by 23"
    price:  Not expensive

  • Early 20th century North-West Persian bag, good original condition, good colours. 19" by 19"

  • Mid 19th century Tibetan rug, 48" by 27", all vegetal colours, in clean original condition
    price:  Please ask

  • Delightful Tekke chante pair, early 20th century.Very fine weave, not the oldest, but not the most common...No colour run or tipfading, some ... read more
    price:  Please ask

  • hali magazines. Make up your missing back issues Volume 3 No2, No4 Volume 4 No1 Vol5 No2, No3 (Front missing) Vol 6 No1 Each of the above ... read more
    price:  See List prices

  • South Caucasian mafrash end panel. Good colours, good condition. 19" by 15"
    price:  POR

  • Lovely large Jaf bagface, great colours, but showing signs of its age. 43" by 33"
    price:  POR

  • Late 19th century Megri rug. Full pile, lovely colours. good original condition. 71" by 46"
    price:  Please ask

  • Joseph McMullan Collection, Arts Council,1972.p.b., good condition
    price:  £25 plus postage

  • Afshar (?) Chante bags, great condition. Good colours 12" by 28"
    price:  £270 + shipping

  • Early 20th Century North West Persian bagface, in great condition. 25" by 25" Colours sound, no tip-fading or colour run.
    price:  Please ask

  • South Caucasian mafrash panel, needs a clean, otherwise good condition. 40in by 17in
    price:  Please ask

  • Tekke mafrash bagface, no tip-faded or runny colours. 31" by 11". Old repairs to top corners. a charming if sombre weaving.
    price:  £80+shipping

  • Pair of tatty old South Persian tribal bags, clean but in need of t.l.c., having been home to a family of moths ... read more
    price:  Sold