Antique Lakai Uzbek Wedding Flat-Weave, Surkhan Darya ...

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This majestic bridal rug with its 3 vertical rows of 7 Lakai Uzbek guls (tribal crests) was probably made in Surkhan Darya Province, Uzbekistan in the 19th century.
This rug or flat-weave is in near-mint condition with stunning skirts each end.
Size: 2.93 x 1.42m (9' 7" x 4' 8").
| $3,795 USD | €3,229 EUR

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

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This magnificent kilim has a bold yet stunning field design where the weaver has spontaneously incorporated tribal symbols, particularly towards the top. Woven by Qashqa'i nomads around 1900, the kilim is in excellent condition.
Kilims were specifically made for compartmentalising the black tents and for covering the bedding around the circumference of the tents during sedentary periods.
Today, they look amazing on wooden floors with a good underlay.
Size: 2.52 x 1.55m (8' 3" x 5' 1").
| $3,329 USD | €2,833 EUR

Antique Bread Sofreh, Baluch Tribes, Khorassan Province, ...

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The 'bread sofreh' was used for kneading the dough to prepare the bread. They were generally caked in flour and until washed, the wonderful natural colours and simplistic symbolic designs were not seen. This is a beautiful bread sofreh made by Baluch nomads in Khorassan province, north-east Persia around 1900-1920 and is in excellent condition. I love the small knots of different coloured wool, probably inserted for good luck.
Size: 1.20m square (4' square).
| $1,931 USD | €1,643 EUR

Antique Bread Sofreh, Kamo, Central Persia.

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Bread 'sofrehs' - flat-weaves - were specifically woven in a square format in order to knead the dough to make the wonderful flat-bread. I went in search of the best pieces in the 1990s and when I found them, they were literally caked in flour, with colour and design lost! I remember having them professionally washed in Iran and couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the outcome! Amazing minimalistic designs and beautiful natural colours emanated.
This sofreh was one of many I acquired back then and it has just come back to me after all this time. Woven in the village of Kamo in central Iran, it remains in great overall condition. Sofrehs like this today, are scarce, and it is wonderful to welcome it back and to be able to pass it on to the next passionate collector. As a wall-hanging, sofrehs like this, provide 'woven art'.
SIze: 1.10m x 1.02m (3' 7" x 3' 4").
| $1,798 USD | €1,530 EUR

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

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A striking kilim woven by Qashqa'i nomads around 1920.
These kilims were specifically woven for compartmentalising the black-tent, providing privacy for men, women, children and guests. Another use was to cover the bedding stacked around the circumference of the tent during sedentary periods. Today, these kilims provide a highly decorative and minimalistic look on wooden floors.
Size: 2.54 x 1.43m (8' 4" x 4' 8").
| $1,298 USD | €1,105 EUR

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

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An attractive kilim made by Qashqa'i nomads in south-west Persia during the early 20th century and in excellent condition.
Size: 2.90m x 1.52m (9' 6" x 5' 0")
| $1,132 USD | €963 EUR

Antique Kilim, Senneh, Persian Kurdistan.

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An attractive kilim made by Kurdish tribes in the Senneh area of Persian Kurdistan circa 1920.
The overall small pattern is referred to as 'herati' - symbolically two fish swimming around water-lilies and representing happiness. The kilim is in very good overall condition with a few minor repairs.
1.93m x 1.07m (6' 4" x 3' 6").
| $865 USD | €736 EUR

Antique Prayer Flat-Weave, Kordi Tribes, Quchan Region, ...

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This is an unusual flat-weave and brocade prayer-rug made by Kordi tribes in the Quchan region of north-eastern Persia, circa 1890-1900. The overall condition is good with very slight wear in the lower part of the rug.
Size: 1.22m x 0.74m (4' 0" x 2' 5").
| $466 USD | €397 EUR

Antique Kilim, Shirvan Region, Eastern Caucasus

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This magnificent kilim will enhance any wooden floor in a London apartment or elsewhere. Woven in Shirvan in the eastern Caucasus during the last quarter of the 19th century, this kilim has fabulous vegetable colours and is in very good condition bar a few minor re-weaves.
Size: 3.10m x 1.57m (10' 2" x 5' 2").

Antique Soumak Carpet, Shemakha, Azerbaijan.

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This most handsome Soumack carpet, woven in beautiful vegetable colours, has a bold and graphic design of two vertical rows of 6 large zoomorphic, bird-like lozenges on a terracotta ground.
In very good condition.
Size: 3.00m x 1.60m (9' 10" x 5' 3").

Antique Kilim, Qashqa'i Nomads, Fars Province, South-West ...

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A truly magnificent kilim woven by Qashqa'i nomads during the second half of the 19th century.
This kilim, with its bold design comprising three central lozenges, has a fabulous vegetable-colour palette. The long skirts at each end are complete in horizontal bands of brocade.
Kilims were woven to provide privacy inside the black tents by hanging them to make rooms and also to cover bedding stacked around the circumference of the black tent during sedentary periods.
Size: 2.90 x 1.60m (9' 6" x 5' 3").

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

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Recently arrived from Iran, this stunning vegetable-dye compartmentalised design kilim has a fabulous palette! Made by Qashqa'i tribes at the end of the 19th century, the kilim is an unusually small size and is in excellent condition.
Size: 2.03m x 1.30m (6' 8" x 4' 3").