Antique Uzbek Galyam, Surkhan Darya Province, Uzbekistan. ...

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BM/UZ

This majestic bridal rug with its 3 vertical rows of 7 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").
£3,250
| $4,327 USD | €3,682 EUR

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").
£2,450
| $3,262 USD | €2,776 EUR

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

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Here we see an early kilim woven by Qashqa'i nomads during the third quarter 19th century - maybe even mid 19th century. The soft vegetable-dye palette is elegant with a field of 'eyes' disappearing under the protective borders and out into infinity. I have to say, this is probably my favourite Qashqa'i kilim. Truly superb in every way.
Size: 2.60 x 1.60m (8' 6" x 5' 3").
£2,450
| $3,262 USD | €2,776 EUR

Antique Bread Sofreh, Afshar Nomads, Kerman Province, ...

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BM/Sofreh

The bread sofreh, as the name implies, was used for kneading the dough to prepare the bread for baking. The weaver had the freedom to create her own art and this sofreh, with its 'zig zag' design, probably represents flowing water - one of the necessities in nomadic life or even in life as a whole. I love this incredible weaving, woven by an Afshar woman during the early 20th century, displaying true nomadic woven art. It will be exhibited at the opening of the up-coming LARTA London Battersea Fair from 21st - 26th January.
Size: 1.00 x 1.00m (3' 3" x 3' 3")
£1,450
| $1,931 USD | €1,643 EUR

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

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A striking kilim woven by Qashqa'i nomads during the last quarter of the 19th century.
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").
£1,450
| $1,931 USD | €1,643 EUR

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

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RUGMAC39

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")
£950
| $1,265 USD | €1,076 EUR

Antique Kilim, Shirvan Region, Eastern Caucasus

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BM908

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").
SOLD

Antique Soumak Carpet, Shemakha, Azerbaijan.

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BM1082

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

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BM712

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").
SOLD

Antique Dining Sofreh, Timuri Tribes, Western Afghanistan ...

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BM330

This fabulous dining Sofreh was originally acquired in Iran and has been in a private collection until now. It is in excellent condition, bar a few tiny re-weaves in the camel field caused by regular use within tribal life.
Made by the Timuri Salar Khanii tribe in western Afghanistan during the second half of the 19th century, the long, brocaded skirts at each end are woven in silk and metal thread indicating that this soffreh was a highly prized possession and was possibly part of the dowry belonging to a Timuri tribal chief. This is a very rare and a highly collectable weaving.
1.52m x 0.71m (5' 0" x 2' 4").
SOLD

Antique Ru Korssi, Timuri - Sangtschuli Tribe, ...

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MAC31

The Ru Korssi was a decorative cover for the brazier - a low open wooden frame under which was placed a bowl of burning charcoal. The frame was covered with blankets and the ru korssi placed over the top. The inhabitants of the tent would then sit around this frame, warming themselves by placing their legs and hands under the warm cover. The word 'ru' literally means surface or a face, anything that is turned outwards and 'korssi' signifies a table or frame.
This beautiful cover, made by the Timuri - Sangtschuli tribe in the 19th century, is entirely in flatwoven - a plain-weave aubergine field and a main border intricately woven in reverse soumak technique.
To be published in my forthcoming, revised, 3rd edition 'Tribal Rugs - Treasures of the Black Tent'.
Size: 1.30m (4' 3") square.
SOLD

Flat-weave, Shahsevan Tribes of Varamin, North-Central Persia. ...

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BM1364

Visually stunning! The symbolic depiction of flowing water in this 'eye-dazzler' flat-weave made in the Varamin region of north-central Persia by Shahsevan nomads around 1880.
Size: 2.00m x 1.32m (6' 7" x 4' 4").
SOLD