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  • Baluch Timuri type prayer rug with a very rare rendition of abstracted geometric repeating shrubs. Leaves if light blue at the top, ... read more
    price:  POR benbanayan@gmail.com

  • Enigmatic double niched Baluch rug. This is the only example of the format that i have seen that is asymmetrically knotted. There ... read more
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  • Pair of complete green-ground Baluch khorjin with aubergine. Western Afghanistan, color is really good and difficult to capture. Subtle idiosyncratic drawing improvisations ... read more
    price:  $450 contact benbanayan@gmail.com

  • Worn and whipped and very rare red-ground Timuri type Baluch rug with a Saryk border. Madder red ground with cochineal highlights. Squarish ... read more
    price:  $850 benbanayan@gmail.com

  • Elegant small Baluch sofreh with an abstract tree floating against a camel ground. Great color and graphic cohesion. Wonderful use of all ... read more
    price:  POR benbanayan@gmail.com

  • Small cinnamon ground Baluch rug with a 'scorpion' boteh field.
    price:  $450

  • Baluch rug with serrated ashik-like tile design and a leaf border. Several blues, nice color in general. Goat hair side selvedge. 3'6"x6'3"
    price:  $375 benbanayan@gmail.com

  • Complete Baluch khorjin set, snowflake / blossom design. One of the oldest complete Baluch saddle bags I've ever seen, if not the ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • East Anatolian Kurdish divan cover. Red-wefted group with great color including slate blues and greens, salmon, and good. fragmented into three pieces, ... read more
    price:  POR

  • Small camel ground Baluch rug with floating diagonal elements excellently spaced, rustic construction with camel, wool and brindled warp, striped kilim on ... read more
    price:  POR benbanayan@gmail.com

  • Oldest of this type around. Large Kizyl Ayak Turkmen chuval, very old with a great weave, floppy handle, great spacing, and rich ... read more
    price:  $500 benbanayan@gmail.com

  • Small antique Tibetan rug, all natural colors
    price:  POR benbanayan@gmail.com

  • 19th century Tibetan square, several indigo blues and intriguing integration of the corner-pieces with the central medallion, 61x56cm
    price:  POR benbanayan@gmail.com

  • Tibetan square with a diamond design, 19th century, tie-dyed textile strip sewn onto back
    price:  POR benbanayan@gmail.com

  • Zig-zaggy diamond Baluch with fantastic blue
    price:  $1250 benbanayan@gmail.com

  • Baluch bird bag with intriguing border, fine weave, saturated natural color.
    price:  cheap cheap cheap! tweet the birds benbanayan@gmail.com

  • Fabulous Kangxi era Ningxia Chinese rug, circa 1700. 4'5"x6'2". Small format classical Chinese piece with spectacular drawing.
    price:  POR benbanayan@gmail.com

  • Masculine Sevan? Kazak, worn but actually quite a nice antique rug with personality, color, and a nice handle. 4'4"x7'4"
    price:  $850

  • Multi flatweave technique complete Baluch salt bag. Uncommon leaf design sometimes found on Baluch pile ghurbaghe rugs, beautiful colorful striped back.
    price:  POR benbanayan@gmail.com

  • Ivory ground Baluch salt bag, pile front, flatwoven back
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  • Baluch multi-flatweave technique salt bag with a particularly finely rendered striped weft brocaded field. Not common, a good thing.
    price:  POR benbanayan@gmail.com

  • Baluch double-sided sumak salt bag with a design seemingly derived from a Turkmen tentband, one side more worn than the other, still ... read more
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  • Small Baluch flatwoven salt bag
    price:  $250

  • Complete sumak khorjin double saddle bag set. Diverse color with a little bit of an orange that seems iffy.
    price:  $1200 benbanayan@gmail.com

  • East Anatolian Kurd long pile fluffy rug on a striped kilim. Not sure what these are called but this is a good ... read more
    price:  $4,800 benbanayan@gmail.com

  • Yomut / Karadashli main carpet with tauk-nuska guls. Fantastic Elena, particularly at the top, great condition. 165x265cm
    price:  $9,800 benbanayan@gmail.com

  • Large Baluch complete bag with octagon star in square middle. Super glossy wool, floppy handle, and complete flatwoven back still attached. Recently ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • early 'vase carpet-esque' Josheghan fragment strip including borders and field.
    price:  $450 benbanayan@gmail.com

  • Central Asian silk 'ikat' panel. 4'9"x5'7"
    price:  $350 benbanayan@gmail.com

  • Tall camel ground Baluch prayer rugs with copious silk highlights, some damage at the top, beautiful flatwoven ends which have been reattached. ... read more
    price:  $350... benbanayan@gmail.com

  • Crisply drawn Camel Ground Baluch Prayer Rug with elongated stylized hands, depressed warp Khorosan type. Dated Baluch prayer rug, a piece from ... read more
    price:  $1200 benbanayan@hotmail.com

  • Squarish shaped camel ground Baluch prayer rug, probably Zabol area, Sistan and Baluchistan, Southeast Persia, nice thing, 2'8"x3'4"
    price:  $450 contact... benbanayan@gmail.com

  • Very graphic camel ground Baluch rug with unusual geometric botehs arranged in a subtle but sophisticated repeat, creating diagonal negative space that ... read more
    price:  $650 benbanayan@gmail.com

  • Tekke ensi fragment with good age and some very interesting features.
    price:  $250 benbanayan@gmail.com

  • Kirghiz fragment found in Tibet, older than any Kirghiz piece I've seen with an ancient aesthetic. ... It appears to be quite ... read more
    price:  more than most sane people would pay... a lot... approaching ransom

  • Tekke Turkmen tent band fragment. Nice narrow one, 8.5"x75".
    price:  $850

  • Good rug bad picture, Baluch Mushwani type prayer rug, all natural colors, (can't quite get them right in photos) lots of aubergine, ... read more
    price:  $350

  • Square-shaped Baluch rug with a repeat diamond latch-hook design. All good color with a subtle but effective use of to tone. Thick ... read more
    price:  $550

  • Greek island embroidery, section of a cuff with an Italianate oak leaf and acorn meander. Probably Ionian Islands, Corfu? or Lefkada?, Northwest Greece, ... read more
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  • Shahsevan (or South Persian?) banded jajim with designs drawn in float technique. 3'6"x5'8"
    price:  $300

  • Baluch rug with a small-scale embroidered design rendered in pile. Narrow border, uncommon type, 4x6ish
    price:  $350

  • Arab Baluch rug, very jazzy, about 3x5ish, open right.
    price:  $275

  • Camel ground Sistan Baluch balisht with crisply drawn ashiks.
    price:  $250

  • Baluch balisht, older Sistan type with botehs, nice and thin, fine weave and saturated color.
    price:  $200

  • Baluch prayer rug, dark and mysterious with super glossy wool. Very unusual design variant. Exceptionally nice flatwoven ends.
    price:  $2300 benbanayan@gmail.com

  • Unusual Baluch prayer rug with dark natural undyed camel wool and saturated natural dyes. An eccentric rendering of a classic design type ... read more
    price:  $650 benbanayan@gmail.com

  • Very long Baluch pile trapping of some sort. Looks almost like a balisht on growth hormones. Classic Baluch leaf design on a ... read more
    price:  POR benbanayan@gmail.com

  • Camel-ground tribal rug with a pair of abstracted trees. 19th century, all good colors. Black, tan, grey, and red weft. Asymmetric knot ... read more
    price:  $350 benbanayan@gmail.com