Syndicate contentJohn Batki

Since 1975 I have been studying and collecting unusual Old World weavings A.K.A. "oriental rugs and kilims",from all areas, always looking for originality and improvisation. Alternate email address: jbatki@twcny.rr.com

  • Noble Old 19th century Bijar Pendant medallion carpet, with lots of gravitas, 4 x 6'4" (122 x 193 cm). Please inquire at
    price:  USD 1,900.- plus shipping

  • Antique nw Anatolia nomad possibly Balikeshir Yuncu large banded kilim, extra-weft brocaded details, very good condition 5 x 11 ft (150 x ... read more
    price:  USD 900 plus shipping

  • Two Very Good Antique Tekke Turkmen torbas. The kejebe torba, heavily distressed, a dozen slits at upper end, fine weave, yellow wool ... read more
    price:  Two for USD 900.plus shipping

  • Excellent antique Turkmen Ersari Middle Amu Darya trapping. 19th century
    price:  USD 950.- plus shipping

  • Antique Central Anatolian vagireh yastik with Crivelli Star motif. 19.5 x 26 inches (50 x 66 cm) Unique early xx. century village ... read more
    price:  USD 650 plus shipping

  • Antique Ersari Kizil Ayak Twin Niche prayer rug, 37 x 49 inches (94 x 124 cm). One of the earlier examples of ... read more
    price:  SOLD, thank you

  • Antique East Central Anatolian kilim, rare format recalling Turkmen ensi. 50 x 72 inches (127 x 183 cm) 19th century. Mounte ... read more
    price:  please inquire

  • b-016 Antique Baluch ZigZag rug, full of energy. 86 x 160 cm (34 x 63 inches) please use johnbatki@gmail.com
    price:  USD 650 plus shipping

  • pk-073 Antique east central Anatolian niche kilim, 91 x 135 cm (36 x 53 inches). Very fine tight weave, many old repairs ... read more
    price:  USD 650 plus shipping

  • Antique nw Anatolian Balikeshir region Banded design kelim with brocaded details, ca. 5 x 11 ft (ca. 150 x 325 cm). Possibly ... read more
    price:  reasonable

  • Antique Anatolian Carnation kilim fragment (possibly Sarkisla), 5'3" x 8'5" (160 x 257 cm). Deep saturated 19th century colors. Professionally cleaned ... read more
    price:  p.o.r. johnbatki@gmail.com

  • Antique Anatolian kilim fragment, 5'4" x 10'3". Reduced across the top of the field. An unusual 19th century weaving in excellent condition. ... read more
    price:  reasonable

  • Handsome little Anatolian kilim featuring Memling guls, 3'8" x 5'1". Lively colors appear to be natural dyes with plenty of abrash; no ... read more
    price:  please inquire

  • Antique Turkmen Kejebe torba in distressed condition, complete with yellow plain weave back. -- Priced accordingly.
    price:  please inquire

  • Topless antique Bijar Kurd kilim with superb colors and interesting animals. Missing top border replaced by blue denim strip. -- Concentricity and ... read more
    price:  please ask

  • Unusual Antique Anatolian prayer rug. 98 x 140 cm. Very reasonably priced.
    price:  please inquire

  • "Golden Rose is the color of the Dream i had..." songs Jimi Hendrix. --Antique Manastir prayer rug with 66 Rosettes on Ivory ... read more
    price:  please inquire

  • Interesting and rare antique Manastir prayer rug with large octagonal reserve above mihrab, 49 x 75 inches. Both madders reds and and ... read more
    price:  please inquire

  • Antique Anatolian niche kilim, (pk-085) possibly Sivas region, 45 x 65 inches. johnbatki@gmail.com
    price:  please inquire johnbatki@gmail.com

  • Antique Anatolian Yuruk niche kilim, (pk-073), with very fine weave, original sides and lower end finish, generations of restorations, reweaves, repairs and ... read more
    price:  please inquire johnbatki@gmail.com

  • Resplendent and very fine antique Turkmen torba with 2 Salor guls, complete with kilim back and handsome woven straps. 36 x 11 ... read more
    price:  please inquire

  • Antique and distressed Tekke Turkmen kejebe torba complete with yellow kilim back opened up. 36 x 12 (26) inches
    price:  USD 390 plus shipping

  • Antique 19th century mixed technique Tekke torba with 13 horizontal bands, asymmetrically knotted, on red plain weave kilim, complete with yellow kilim ... read more
    price:  SOLD, thank you

  • Antique Anatolian small kilim with 4 rectangular compartments arranged as in a Turkmen ensi. 130 x 188 cm (51 x 74 inches). ... read more
    price:  please inquire at jbatki@twcny.rr.com

  • Antique Chodor Turkmen main carpet end panel fragments, 83 x 8 inches each. Warp: gray and brown goat; Weft: tan wool and ... read more
    price:  USD 290 plus shipping

  • Space Odyssey 2001 Mosaic Tiles Antique Baluch with overall ZigZag pattern. 86 x 160 cm. Asymmetrical knots, original side finish and kilim ... read more
    price:  only about 35 cents per tile

  • Highly unusual 19th century Anatolian prayer rug fragment, 98 x 140 cm (39 x 55 inches). Merits restoration or mounting.
    price:  please inquire

  • Antique Kazak small rug with 39 Rosettes and red wefts.
    price:  USD 290 plus shipping

  • Antique Avar Daghistan small rug with 30 stars on tomato red field and dazzling broad ivory border. 32 x 52 inches. --Slight ... read more
    price:  SOLD, thank you

  • cute little early 20th century anatolian yastik, probably West Anatolia, maybe Makri region. Red wefts. most likely contains syntheric dyes.Recently hand-washed. One hole ... read more
    price:  please ask

  • Antique Anatolian kilim fragment, 20 x 16 inches. Wool and white cotton. Probably Malatya area
    price:  USD 250 plus shipping

  • Antique West Anatolian long banded kilim, 150 x 325 cm. Probably Balikesir region. Extra-weft details. Very good condition. -- Please take a ... read more
    price:  please inquire

  • Antique Baluch small rug with colorful guls in camel hair outlined lattice
    price:  please inquire

  • Antique Pirot kelim, see link
    price:  SOLD, thank you

  • Antique Baluch small rug with ashik-like motifs. --Please check out my other Baluch posts on rr. Alternate email: jbatki@twcny.rr.com
    price:  Sold, thank you

  • Antique Baluch small carpet. She zigs and she zags, like Jack Kerouac whose hi-school nickname was Zag, on account of his spectacular ... read more
    price:  please inquire

  • Fragment No.2 from same very fine very old Persian Carpet, 16 x 14 inches
    price:  please inquire

  • Very fine, very old Persian carpet fragment, 22 x 21 inches. Wool on cotton and silk foundation. 18th century or earlier. Smaller ... read more
    price:  please inquire

  • Interesting TransCaucasus carpet with Armenian inscription
    price:  SOLD, thank you

  • Antique Baloch balisht, very fine weave, great colors, silk highlights, 22 x 36 inches. Probably 19th century
    price:  USD 495.- plus shipping

  • Unique Antique Central Anatolian vagireh yastik with Crivelli medallion. Probably first quarter 20th century
    price:  Please ask

  • Antique Central Anatolian yastik with saturated colors and good pile. Probably Konya region, late 19th/early 20th century
    price:  SOLD, thank You!

  • Antique Turkmen ensi fragment, finely woven with silk highlights
    price:  please ask-

  • Exemplary Anatolian Elibelinde kilim fragment, possibly 18th century. 114 x 234 cm.
    price:  please ask

  • Antique Anatolian Obruk kilim fragment, 25 x 67 inches. Clear classic colors.
    price:  USD 550.-

  • Symmetrically knotted Baluch mat, crisp design, vivid coloratura, 26 x 47 [53] inches. Excellent condition, Early 20th century.
    price:  please inquire

  • Antique Avar rug with Heraldic Motifs in Lattice on Yellow Field. 31.5 x 43 inches (80 x 109 cm) In excellent condition ... read more
    price:  please ask

  • Archaic Antique Avar rug, 37 x 47 inches. Good pile, original sides and ends. Three horizontal crease slashes in field, and one ... read more
    price:  SOLD, thank You!