Bob Alimi

Massachusetts collector. I became interested in antique rugs in the late 1980s. I am reducing my rug collection down to just the essentials, and will be listing pieces on Rugrabbit in late 2022 and 2023 -- about two dozen pieces in all. Feel free to make reasonable offers on any weaving that I have listed. ***CONTACT INFO*** Since rugrabbit is having some email issues, please use this address to contact me directly: oldbagrabbit@gmail.com

  • Antique Persian bagface. 21" x 23". i would say Qashqai due to the ivory warps and red-brown wefts. I've only seen ... read more
    price:  Sold

  • Anatolian embroidered coin bag, 7" x 5 1/2". c. 1900. Wool with metal thread embroidery.
    price:  175 USD

  • Antique Mahal runner. 3' 4" x 15' 2", c. 1920. Classic Herati design. Full pile condition, with 2 small areas of ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Karachopf Kazak, late 19th century. 6' 2" x 4' 3". Wonderfully balanced design with an equally balanced palette dominated by primary colors. ... read more
    price:  $2,750 USD

  • Baluch minakhani bagface. 28" x 33". a good example of the classic single-wefted minakhani with all the hallmarks: silky wool, saturated ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Pre-Columbian Textile Fragment. Huari Culture, c. 500-800 a.d. a small fragment, probably a remnant from a burial mantle. The ... read more
    price:  250 USD

  • Anatolian Heybe face. 15" x 18". Excellent full pile condition. Good wool and color. Interestingly, all the colors of ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Luri small rug. 36" x 48". Rustic, very improvisational field filled with floral and animal forms on a copper ground. Even ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • East Anatolian Yastik. Funky, colorful yastik with a wickedly pronounced "Kurdish Curve" -- this is not a problem with camera perspective. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Baluch Rug. Unusual and very nicely balanced palette, with multiple shades each of blue, red and purple. 54" x 28". The design ... read more
    price:  295 USD

  • Baluch rug. 28” x 45”. Nice design, good wool and color. Even wear, with corrosion to the browns. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Persian bagface. Hard to place this one -- punt and say: Kurdish? Overall nice design with an unusual main border. a ... read more
    price:  280 USD

  • Chondzoresk. "Cloudband" Karabagh Long Rug, second half 19th century, 11ft x 4ft 2in. This long rug features 3 beautifully drawn medallions ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • afshar 4'2" x 5'4", c. 1900, Excellent full pile condition. No restoration.
    price:  SOLD

  • Eagle Karabagh last quarter 19th century 7'6" x 3'9" Areas of wear, small areas of re-piling in center, minor end reweaves, re-overcast. Ex-Skinner.
    price:  SOLD

  • Qashqai Complete Khorjin -- Warp faced complete bag. 33" h x 21" w. Check out my other recent listings.
    price:  SOLD

  • Persian Tribal bagface Very nice design with excellent pile; great shiny wool; wool foundation; selveges not original, probably missing a border; ... read more
    price:  Sold

  • Afshar bagface. Nice tulip design with an open field. 16" x 26", brown wool wefts; mixed wool and cotton warps.
    price:  SOLD

  • Bidjov mat, dated 1330 (1913); in excellent overall original condition. Woven on natural ivory and light brown (plied together) wool warps and ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Here's an example of how one funky dye doesn't get in the way of a cool weaving. The "ivory" border of ... read more
    price:  Sold

  • swp khorjin face. Excellent full pile condition except for a small nick in each lower corner. Excellent wool and good, natural colors. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Cool "grid pattern" tiny Kurdish bag. Size: 8" x 7". Excellent full pile condition. See http://mysite.verizon.net/ralimi/rugs' > link for ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Afshar tulip design bag face. Much funkier, more tribal feel to both design and structure than I've seen in one of ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • qashqa'i malband. Nice example of a warp-faced Qashqa'i malband. Finely woven at approximately 52 warps per inch. Size is 2" by
    price:  SOLD

  • baluch bird bag. Great wool, saturated color, full pile. See http://mysite.verizon.net/ralimi/rugs' > link for complete details and additional images.
    price:  SOLD