Syndicate contentMike Rosenthal

Longtime San Francisco Bay Area Turkmen & Baluch lunatic with interest in other areas of collecting like Pre-Columbian, Persian, and Caucasian and a good inventory of Pre-Columbian weavings for multiple levels of collecting
Former Jazz Cellist with John Handy

“A judge at common law may be an ordinary man; a good judge of a carpet must be a genius.” - Edgar Allan Poe from the Philosophy of Furniture

"O you painters who ask for a technique for color, study carpets - there you will find everything that is knowledge" - Paul Gauguin

Note that all reasonable offers will be considered.

All rugs offered are in good condition - unless otherwise stated.

Note that all rugs and textiles have been cleaned and generally secured on ends and edges.

  • Remembering Keith Rocklin Last Sunday a Memorial was held in Santa Monica to remember Keith. We all knew him to be contentious, but ... read more

  • Early Tekke Torba 19th century with good color, spacious gul layout, interesting minor guls, however, moth damage, wear, and some paint on ... read more
    price:  $600

  • Chancay Pre Columbian weaving made with camelid fiber using traditional, vegetal pigments from what is now Perù. South America. Circa 1000 - ... read more
    price:  Special Sale

  • chancay Pre Columbian weaving made with camelid fiber using traditional, vegetal pigments from what is now Perù. South America. Circa 1000 - ... read more
    price:  Pre-Columbian Sale

  • tekke small rug (wedding?). 41" x 53" from the 4th quarter of the 19th Century. Missing a bit on both sides. ... read more
    price:  $500

  • $200 chimu culture. peru. 1200 a.d. Tapestry-woven strip with warriors from a tunic made of llama wool. a vast selection of Pre-Columbian ... read more
    price:  $200 plus shipping

  • two paracas needlework fragments from mantle. peru 100 B.C.to 100 a.d. The textiles from this culture are the most sought after. Psychedelic, shamanistic ... read more
    price:  POR

  • from the nazca culture of peru ca. 600-700 a.d. depicting The Proliferous Being, who in Andean cosmology emanates the Life Force through ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Various Pre-Columbian artifacts. Here's an opportunity to begin collecting an area of weaving that is very old and very sophisticated. There is ... read more
    price:  POR