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").
| $3,880 USD | €3,172 EUR

Antique Kilim, Bijar Region, Persian Kurdistan.

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This beautiful and remarkable kilim was woven by settled Kurds in the Bijar area of Persian Kurdistan circa 1900. The beautiful indigo-blue ground contains a myriad of roses and in the centre, the depiction of a rose bursting into life with the warmth of the sun - the most powerful symbol in nomadic life. The natural colours are truly superb - different shades of blue, green, red and golden-yellow.
Size: 2.35 x 1.35m (7' 9" x 4' 5").
| $3,744 USD | €3,061 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).
| $1,974 USD | €1,614 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").
| $1,838 USD | €1,503 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")
| $1,157 USD | €946 EUR

Antique Prayer-Kilim, Erzurum, Eastern Anatolia.

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Woven in eastern Turkey around 1900-1920, this prayer-kilim incorporates a golden-yellow mihrab and a powerful natural orange-red main border comprising a stylised 'tree' design. I like the highlighted ivory border around the top of the prayer-mihrab.
Size: 2.00m x 1.43m (6' 6" x 4' 8").
| $1,157 USD | €946 EUR

Antique Kilim, Maimana, Northern Afghanistan.

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This bold yet charming kilim was made in the vicinity of Maimana in north Afghanistan during the early 20th century. It has a beet-red ground containing two vertical columns of five large lozenges or tribal 'guls' (crests) and is in excellent floor-worthy condition.
Size: 1.98 x 1.14m (6' 6" x 3' 9").
| $1,021 USD | €835 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").
| $511 USD | €417 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 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").

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

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This superb Qashqa'i tribal kilim was made circa 1900 and is in very good condition.
I love the juxtaposition of wonderful natural colours - the incredible mid-blue surrounding the central field and the glorious golden yellow throughout. A truly great and decorative kilim.
Size: 2.26 x 1.57m (7' 5" x 5' 2").