Antique Khamseh Confederacy Rug, Baharlu Tribe, South-West ...

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BM/RM1

SUMMER SALE.
This beautifully elegant rug contains four vertical rows of six 'botehs' with smaller 'botehs' inside each - symbols of fertility and always referred to as 'mother & child' botehs. In excellent complete condition, this rug was made by the Baharlu taifeh (sub-tribe) of the Confederation of five tribes, known as the Khamseh Confederacy, based in south-west Persia and made circa 1900. The ivory field is full of double-headed sunbirds and small stylised chickens, all pecking at seeds on the ground. This is a superb example of the type.
Size: 1.90m x 1.30m (6' 3" x 4' 3").
£2,950
| $4,111 USD | €3,438 EUR

Antique Gabbeh, Qashqa'i Tribes, Fars Province, South-West ...

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BM1580

SUMMER SALE.
Dated 1334 in the Islamic calendar (1916 in the solar calendar), this magnificent rug was probably made by a sub-tribe of the Qashqa'i Confederacy - possibly the Bolvardi or even a Luri tribe? It is in excellent pile all over and is complete with its additional skirts at each end. The indigo-blue field contains three large 'birds-heads' lozenges incorporating the 'scorpion' symbol within and the field is scattered with various symbols and plants. What is particularly attractive, is the stunning use of green in the central lozenge. This is a most attractive early 20th century piece with natural colours - probably the last vestiges of true nomadic art.
Size: 2.24m x 1.23m (7' 4" x 4' 0").
£2,250
| $3,136 USD | €2,622 EUR

Antique Qashqa'i Carpet, Fars Province, South-West Persia. ...

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BM/PL2

This beautiful small carpet was possibly made by the Shesh Boluki sub-tribe ('tireh' in Persian) of the Qashqa'i Confederacy around 1900. The overall condition is very good and it is ready for floor use.
I have reduced this rug from 2500 to 1850 for a quick sale.
Size: 2.90m x 1.57m (9' 6" x 5' 2").
£1,850
| $2,578 USD | €2,156 EUR

Antique Bakhtiari Rug, The Chahar Mahal Region, ...

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BM1615

SUMMER SALE.
Wow! An amazing and powerful design of five sky-blue 'botehs' on an ivory ground surrounded by flower-heads. This is an incredible Bakhtiari rug - certainly with a rare and unique field design which is hugely appealing - particularly to me anyway - and I hope you like it too!
Made in the Chahar Mahal area of western Persia circa 1900, this rug is in excellent pile and condition albeit having had a small stain removed which has left very slight light shading to the upper right ivory field - hardly noticeable.
Reduced from 2500 t0 1800 in my Summer Sale.
Size: 2.09m x 1.40m (6' 10" x 4' 7").
£1,800
| $2,508 USD | €2,098 EUR

Antique Baluch Tribal Rug, Khorassan, North-East Persia. ...

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BM1614

SUMMER SALE.
This early Baluch rug from the Khorassan region of north-east Persia was probably made around 1860 - 1870. The beautiful madder-red ground contains an early rendition of the so-called Turkmen 'gurbache' gul highlighted in glorious shades of deep to mid indigo-blue. The border depicts the continuous vine symbolising the eternal cycle of life. Apart from areas of corroded dark-brown wool due to mordant corrosion, the overall condition of the rug is very good for its age.
Size: 1.83m x 0.94m (6' 0" x 3' 1").
£1,200
| $1,672 USD | €1,398 EUR

Antique Turkmen Wedding Rug, Teke Tribes, Turkmenistan, ...

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B13

Wedding rugs were, as the name implies, made for the bride and groom to stand on at their wedding ceremony and take their marriage vows. These rugs were never intended for sale but kept in the 'bukcha' (dowry bag) for the rest of their married lives. This little rug was made by Teke tribes at the end of the 19th century - possibly around 1900 - and bar a few minor repairs, it is in very good condition. Reduced from 850 to 500 for quick sale.
Size: 1.07m x 1.07m (3' 6" x 3' 6").
£850
| $1,185 USD | €991 EUR

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

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BM/Coch

SUMMER SALE.
A very fine Teke Turkmen rug incorporating the 'aina-gul' which is more often found in the Mafrash and Torbas made by the Teke. The overall wool colour is from the cochineal insect and although the pile overall is evenly low, the rug is in good condition. I have reduced the price from 950 to 500 for a quick sale.
Size: 1.65m x 1.22m (5' 5" x 4' 0").
£500
| $697 USD | €583 EUR

Antique Turkmen Chuval, Sariq Tribe, Yolatan Oasis, ...

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BM1650

Reduced for a quick sale, this Turkmen bedding bag-face was made by Sariq nomads during the second half of the 19th century.
The 'elem' (lower skirt) depicts what looks like dancing ladies - also seen in the upper panel - on a beautiful glowing madder-red ground. The Sariq 'guls' (tribal crests) can be seen in the central field, highlighted in cochineal-red.
Size: 1.32m x 0.90m (4' 4" x 3' 0").
£475
| $662 USD | €554 EUR

Antique Saddle-Bag, Afshar Nomads, Kerman Province, South ...

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MJ3

A magnificent pair of saddlebags made by Afshar nomads in southern Persia during the last quarter of the 19th century and can be sold individually or as a pair. The bags, which were cut in half at some point in the past and used as cushions, are in excellent condition albeit the plain-weave back of one of the bags has a hole - easily repairable. The SALE price quoted below is for each bag.
Size of each bag:- 84cm x 64cm (2' 9" x 2' 1").
£425
| $592 USD | €495 EUR

Antique Saddle-Bag, Afshar Nomads, Kerman Province, South ...

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MJ4

A magnificent pair of saddlebags made by Afshar nomads in southern Persia during the last quarter of the 19th century and can be sold individually or as a pair. The bags, which were cut in half at some point in the past and used as cushions, are in excellent condition albeit the plain-weave back of one of the bags has a hole - easily repairable. The SALE price quoted below is for each bag.
Size of each bag:- 84cm x 64cm (2' 9" x 2' 1").
£425
| $592 USD | €495 EUR

Antique Salt-Bag, Baluch Tribes, Khorassan, North-east Persia. ...

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LPN6

SUMMER SALE.
This chunky 'namakdan (salt-bag) is piled on both sides in glossy, lustrous wool - the very best quality wool sheared from the underbelly of the mountain sheep only once a year.
Baluch salt-bags piled on both sides are rare and this bag has been in a UK private collection for many years. The bag is in excellent condition.
Size: 51cm x 45cm (1' 8" x 1' 6").
SOLD

Antique Turkmen Trapping, Ersary Tribes, Middle Amu ...

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BM/Trapping

SUMMER SALE.
This is a very interesting, complete trapping, which I am unable to work out what it might have been made for! Made by Ersary Turkmen in the Middle Amu Darya region of Turkmenistan around 1870-1880, it is in very good overall condition and depicts a madder-red field of small 'chuval guls' or tribal crests - very unusual!
Any thoughts on its once possible use would be greatly appreciated.
Size: 1.40m x 0.20m (4' 7" x 8").
SOLD