Antique Seichour Corridor Rug, Seichour, Eastern Caucasus. ...

Item Ref
RUGMAC36

Wow! Not being at all biased, but this must be one of the best Seichour corridor rugs I've ever seen!
The fabulous green field is not just one shade of green but several striations or abrash. The weaver has quite obviously run out of natural green wool using different shades throughout. The main border is typically Seichour - like a wave design but powerful in its drawing. An incredibly beautiful corridor rug in very good condition from circa 1860-1870.
It is important to view the close-up images for a clearer image of the design and better colour representation.
Size: 2.77m x 0.94m (9' 1" x 3' 1").
£8,500
| $11,318 USD | €9,631 EUR

Antique Zili, Shahsevan Nomads, Baku Region, Azerbaijan. ...

Item Ref
DR1

Illustrated in the recently published 3rd edition of my book 'Tribal Rugs - Treasures of the Black Tent' page 278, I sold this rare and beautiful Zili in 2006 and it has recently come back to me.
The madder-red and indigo-blue squares contain adult and baby peacocks or winged griffins, and was made in extremely fine balanced plain-weave with continuous and discontinuous wefts. A superb and highly collectable wall hanging, made in the Baku region of Azerbaijan around 1880. Such pieces are a rare find these days - most found in today's market are fragments.
Size: 1.90m x 1.30m (6' 3" x 4' 3").
£8,000
| $10,652 USD | €9,065 EUR

Antique Turkmen Carpet, Teke Tribes, Merv Oasis, ...

Item Ref
RUGMAC9

Beautiful shades of madder-red dominate this fabulous decorative Teke Turkmen carpet made at the end of the 19th century. In excellent condition.
Size: 2.84m x 2.09m (9' 4" x 6' 10").
£5,500
| $7,323 USD | €6,232 EUR

Antique Pair of Tabriz City Rugs, Tabriz, ...

Item Ref
RUGMAC15/16

It's unusual to find a fabulous pair of Tabriz rugs that have remained together for over 100 years. They were acquired by a British family living in Iran during the early 20th century and handed down through the family until now. I acquired them because the family concerned were down-sizing and sadly couldn't use them any more. I've had them deep washed and both rugs have turned out beautifully - their glowing indigo-blue field and intricate detail in the central lozenge and spandrels just stunning. Made around 1880-1900, I am selling the rugs as a pair as it would be sacrilege to separate them after all this time. The price quoted below is for the pair.
Size: 1.76m x 1.17m (5' 9" x 3' 10").
£5,000
| $6,658 USD | €5,665 EUR

Antique Borchalou Rug, Borchalou, South-West Caucasus.

Item Ref
BM/GT2

Borchalou lies below Tiflis in the south-western Caucasus. In the seventeenth century, Shah Abbas deported Borchalou tribes from Hamadan northwards and they eventually settled in this area, now called Borchalou.
This stunning little rug has a typical Borchalou madder-red field and simple motifs depicted therein. Interestingly, at the base of the red field there appears a blue square which I suspect is a re-entrant symbol, often seen in prayer-rugs of the south-west Caucasus. Could this little rug, therefore, be a latent prayer-rug?
Made circa 1875, it is in near mint condition and the wool is soft and glossy.
Size: 1.40m x 1.22m (4' 7" x 4' 0")
£4,500
| $5,992 USD | €5,099 EUR

Antique Turkmen Carpet, Yomut Tribe, Trans-Caspian Steppes, ...

Item Ref
RUGMAC38

This fabulous Yomut Turkmen carpet was made in the third quarter of the 19th century in the Middle Amu Darya region of Turkmenistan. The beautiful copper-red field contains superbly-drawn 'dyrnak' guls (tribal crests) which appear to disappear under the rare main border and out into infinity. Look at the 'elems' or skirts at each end of the carpet with their beautifully depicted trees. A superb example of the lost woven art of the Turkmen.
Size: 2.90m x 1.78m (9' 6" x 5' 10").
£4,500
| $5,992 USD | €5,099 EUR

Antique Qashqa'i Tribal Rug, Shekarlu Taifeh, Fars ...

Item Ref
MAC100

This is a truly beautiful example of the best of Shekarlu - Qashqa'i weaving. It is important to look at the detail images to really appreciate the wonderful vegetable colours. Made around 1870, the rug is in very good pile albeit the selvedges have been replaced due to wear. The main ivory border is typical 'Shekarlu' as is the indigo-blue field with its stylised trees and flowers - a true garden of Paradise!
Size: 2.16m x 1.70m (7' 1" x 5' 7").
£4,500
| $5,992 USD | €5,099 EUR

Antique Turkmen Carpet, Teke Tribes, Turkmenistan, Central ...

Item Ref
BM/JR

Dating to circa 1900, this beautiful Teke Turkmen carpet has a soft colour palette and a square size. Overall, it is in very good pile except for a small area of wear, and this is reflected in the price. Very decorative.
size: 2.31m x 2.31m (7' 7" x 7' 7").
£3,750
| $4,993 USD | €4,249 EUR

Antique Turkmen Carpet, Teke Tribes, Turkmenistan, Central ...

Item Ref
RUGMAC26

Acquired from an old English country house where it had been in the family for many years, this lovely Teke Turkmen carpet has a soft colour palette of madder-red, making it a very easy colour to decorate a room with. The skirts 'elems' at each end are attractively different and overall, the carpet is in excellent condition albeit with a few small areas of restoration. The carpet, like all my stock, has been washed and floor-ready.
Size: 2.90m x 2.31m (9' 6" x 7' 7").
£3,750
| $4,993 USD | €4,249 EUR

Antique Qashqa'i Tribal Rug, Kashkuli Taifeh, Fars ...

Item Ref
RUGMAC46

The Kashkuli nomads were the finest weavers within the Qashqa'i Confederacy and this rug, made circa 1880, is a testament to the exceptional quality of these 19th century Kashkuli rugs. The beautiful indigo-blue field contains a myriad of flowers which, to these nomads, represented their woven gardens within their black tents. The main border is finely executed and the saturated natural colours are glowing in the very best way. Just magnificent!
Size: 2.31m x 1.27m (7' 7" x 4' 2").
£3,500
| $4,660 USD | €3,966 EUR

Antique Silk Kayseri Rug, Kayseri, Western Anatolia. ...

Item Ref
BM/PL1

Hand-knotted entirely in silk, this elegant rug was made in the Western Anatolian town of Kayseri circa 1920. It contains a multitude of stylised animals throughout the soft-red field and deer can be seen standing on either side of cypress trees in the pale green main border.
The rug is in complete, very good condition albeit containing fairly heavy brown-dye corrosion in the central lozenge and drops.
Size: 2.13m x 1.53m (7' 0" x 5' 0").
£3,500
| $4,660 USD | €3,966 EUR

Antique Turkmen Carpet, Kizyl Ayak Tribe, Turkmenistan, ...

Item Ref
BM/RR

Made circa 1900, this handsome Kizyl Ayak Turkmen carpet contains 4 vertical rows of Kizyl Ayak 'guls' (tribal crests) on a rich red ground. The carpet has been washed and is in very good overall condition.
Size: 3.05m x 1.83m (10' 0" x 6' 0")
£3,500
| $4,660 USD | €3,966 EUR