Alexander Bakker

I'm a collector with a wide ranging taste. After enjoying the rugs, some for years, some for months, some for weeks, I sell them on. In daily life I am the owner of an import business, trading in artisanal foods from Japan. This means I will arrange shipping at competitive rates. If you have any questions, please contact me at

  • South Caucasian rug, best colors and glossy wool. Colors much better than on this site, will email or app originals. Some lowered ... read more
    price:  € 320 ($ 350)

  • Small Anatolian Kozak rug (thanks John Bakti) with deep natural colors and glossy wool. Three humanoid figures in the border (1 in ... read more
    price:  € 200

  • Baluch with real camel wool. Size 67.7 x 36.2 inch (172 x 92 cm). Selvedges have been sewn under but are all ... read more
    price:  Please inquire

  • Sweet Afshar chanteh with killer back. Excellent colors, tobacco hue I’m very partial to. Complete closure system, like an envelope.

  • Delectable Luri chanteh. Back as least as good as the front.

  • Silk Tabriz rug, Kufic border, excellent colors full pile. Knotted upside down (pile faces up when looking at the pattern instead of ... read more
    price:  € 250

  • Superlative Jaf with a pelt like a Kazak. Excellent saturated natural colors, apricot, green, gorgeous blue. Corroded black lattice. Nice size, 37 ... read more
    price:  On request

  • Tibetan tsuktruk, 3 strips stitched together. Around 1900. Excellent condition, beautiful abrash. Size 52 x 31.5 inch (132 x 80 cm). You ... read more
    price:  € 600

  • Chinese Guanyin figure, around 1700. Wood, traces of lacquer. This figure still has individual features, distinguishing older examples. Beautiful and serene. Size ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Now there’s a border! Technically accomplished, delicious deep colors, full of movement, good positive negative, and working well horizontally and vertically. Also ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Turkmen bags with shoulder-to-shoulder closure loops have traditionally been attributed to the Goklan, but with this one I’m not too sure. Unusually ... read more

  • Complete luri bag. Swastika’s and apricot. Piled closure tabs. Nice back.

  • nwp small rug, probably Shahsavan. Somehow feels like a prayer rug. Perhaps because of the pentagonal ‘eyes’ which suggest mirhabs. Green compartment ... read more
    price:  € 400

  • Very good Luri gabbeh bagface, chanteh size. Cotton weft, goats hair warp. Good natural colors. Delightful. Size 19.3 x 14.2 inch (49 ... read more
    price:  € 90

  • Vintage Indian dhurrie, nice directional pattern. Piece with a delightful vibe. Nice small size 61 x 35 inch (155 x 89 cm). ... read more
    price:  € 180

  • Shahsavan pile bag with a very rare border. i have seen this pattern published but can't remember where - most likely Frauenknecht ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Manzandaran kilim, most likely intended as a sofreh. Typical graphic outlay. Madder on natural white wool with very attractive and subtle variations ... read more
    price:  € 800

  • Salar khani Baluch with - as far as i can see - a combination of the kashmiri pattern and a gol which ... read more

  • Cool Bakhtiari Gabbeh khorjin, reducing a well known rug pattern to it’s bare essence on a bag. i have collected a number ... read more
    price:  € 125 incl int shipping

  • Another Meiji period Katagami stencil, see my other entry for an explanation of it’s use. This one is so finely detailed it ... read more
    price:  € 120

  • Very detailed Meiji period Katagami stencil used to resist dye a kimono. Conserved by backing with a period sheet of newspaper. ... read more
    price:  € 120

  • Afshar masnad with tulip pattern. Empty half fields in the middle of the lattice are unusual. Attractive palette. Good pile, some knotheads ... read more
    price:  € 320

  • Kazak with wonderful colors in very good condition. Azadi identifies this typical pattern as Kabala Shirvan. Vibrant flowing piece, surpassing later, stiffer ... read more
    price:  € 620

  • Very good kejebe jollar with deep purple color. Excellent condition with the fringes and straps still attached. Nice open drawing. Sagging in ... read more
    price:  € 320

  • Cool Anatolian filikli, nice collectable size. Undyed goats wool. Excellent condition. Size 63 x 46.5 inch (160 x 118 cm). You may ... read more
    price:  € 290

  • Anatolian prayer rug, 19th century. Intriguing mix of totemic animism and Islamic iconography. Glorious colors and wool. Good condition. Size 58.3 x ... read more
    price:  Please inquire

  • Luri Bakhtiari double khorjin with very unusual reciprocal birds head motif - many of them, also tilted. Glass beads, nice tasche like ... read more
    price:  Please inquire

  • Shahsavan pile khorjin with sparkling best colors, photo's somehow don't do it justice. Immaculate drawing, good negative space, excellent condition. Weaver at ... read more
    price:  Please inquire

  • Beshir jollar 58.7 x 16.1 inch (149 x 41 cm). In all aspects excellent. Goat hair warp, camel hair weft. Small tip ... read more
    price:  Please inquire

  • nwp chanteh. Gabbeh style wool on cotton. Made into a cushion, can be undone at the top. Original selvedges. Size 12.6 x ... read more
    price:  € 140

  • Baluch prayer rug. Real camel wool. Yellow is from willow bark. Size 56.7 x 31.5 inch (144 x 80 cm). You can ... read more
    price:  Please inquire

  • Small Tekke kap mid 19th century. Camel hair weft, goat hair warp. Very good drawing, interesting border set, especially on the top ... read more
    price:  Please inquire

  • Early Isfahan pictorial small rug. Gorgeous saturated and harmonious colors (cochenille). Very good condition, excellent wool, some corrosion in the beige dye ... read more
    price:  € 390

  • Exemplary 2nd half 19th century Jaf. Wide. 44 x 27.2 inch (112 x 69 cm). Robust drawing, beautiful shades, two tones ... read more
    price:  Snap it up at € 240

  • Karadagh Double Mirhab prayer rug, 19th century with lots of purple. Double mirhab rugs are supposed to have been used at funerals. ... read more
    price:  € 400, please contact me by direct email

  • Pillow cover with Seichur motif. 1920's Amsterdamse School, Dutch Art Deco design. Possibly by Theo Colebrander. Unusual for that time: natural colors ... read more
    price:  € 120, please contact me by direct email

  • The shiniest wool you've ever seen on a Jaf. There is some goats hair in the ply. Good aubergine, best red and ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Qasqai chanteh with leather trim - most unusual. Softest wool, vibrant colors. Wool on cotton, gabbeh style. Fuchsine in the kilim bridge. ... read more
    price:  € 180, please contact by direct email

  • Peacock border on a Qashqai small rug, personal sitting rug? Gabbeh style drawing, scattered totemic motifs. Thick pile, soft wool, excellent colors. ... read more
    price:  SOLD, thank you

  • Finest Lakai embroidery, felt belt, size 48 x 3.5 inch (122 x 9 cm). This was bought by my grandmother in The ... read more
    price:  € 170, please contact by direct email

  • Large Turkmen Shemle gul jollar (Saryk?). Gorgeous colors, full pile, nip at the left hand corner. 19th century, my feeling is last ... read more
    price:  SOLD, thank you

  • Fine Jaf with Bidjar weave. Best colors, including deep indigo, apricot, purple and green. Excellent condition. Size 26.4 x 25.2 inch (67 ... read more
    price:  SOLD, thank you

  • Luri bagface with exceptional colors and rare border. Goat hair warps. Glossy wool, spacious placing of the filler motifs. Size 22.8 x ... read more
    price:  SOLD, thank you

  • Nice Jaf with silky silky silky wool. Unusual palette, including petrol blue. Kelardasht Kurdish exclave in ne Persia? Size 22.5 x 18.9 ... read more
    price:  € 140, please contact me by direct email

  • Moghan (Shahsavan) sofreh with natural camel wool elems. Excellent age and deeply patinated colors. Impressive. 58.7 x 45.7 inch (149 x 116 ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Excellent Mishan Malayer area rug 58,3 x 39,8 (148 x 101 cm). Deep natural colors, beautiful contrasts and exceptional green. Fat glossy ... read more
    price:  € 500

  • Obruk kilim, 1st half 19th century (older than most). Excellent proportions, yuncu-like drawing. Gorgeous apricot and purple, lazy lines. Top reduced, all ... read more
    price:  € 400

  • Ancient Shahsavan embroidered kilim. Rare piece, for reference see Tanavoli. Natural brown wool embroidered with large sprawled hooked pattern, reminiscent of Kazak ... read more
    price:  SOLD, thank you