Baluch Tribal Rug, Mahdad Khani Sub-Tribe, Khorassan ...

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This amazing Baluch rug was made by the Mahdad Khani tribe around 1880.
It contains 2 vertical rows of 5 'Tekke' gols - a link at some point or another with a powerful Turkmen tribe or possibly inter-marriage? The rug is in very good overall condition with extremely attractive and decorative skirts each end.
Size: 1.82m x 0.99m (6' 0" x 3' 3").
| $1,997 USD | €1,700 EUR

Antique Prayer-Rug, Shirvan Region, Eastern Caucasus.

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I have just acquired this gorgeous small prayer-rug which was made in the Shirvan region of the eastern Caucasus at the end of the 19th century. I think this must rank as one of the smallest of type that I've encountered! The weave is incredibly fine and the rug is in excellent condition.
Rugs of the Caucasus and Shirvan rugs included, are amongst the most collectible in the world market. This is a fabulous little rug.
Size: 1.04m x 0.80m (3' 5" x 2' 7").
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Antique Baluch Rug, Bahluli Sub-Tribe, Sistan Province, ...

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This rug has been in my personal collection for many years and has been one of my all-time favourite Baluchi rugs, but I now feel it is time to move it on. I've had great pleasure from it and now it is time for someone else to enjoy it. This is probably one of the best Bahluli Baluch rugs I've seen over the years, with it fabulous array of vegetable colours - indigo-blue, madder-red, turquoise, pea-green and highlights of natural undyed ivory wool. The aubergine field contains a myriad of 'birds-heads' lozenges interspersed with various symbols and, if you look closely, you will observe a few animal figures. The outer red and inner ivory borders are most attractive having a scroll-like design, which I suspect might symbolise flowing water. The long flat-woven skirts are intact at each end of the rug - a very desirable feature.
The rug is illustrated in the third edition of my book 'Tribal Rugs - Treasures of the Black Tent' on page 126.
Size: 1.82m x 0.91m (6' 0" x 3' 0").
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Antique Shirvan Rug, Zejwa Type, Eastern Caucasus. ...

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This charming rug from the Eastern Caucasus belongs to the Zejwa Shirvan group.
Note the stylised ladies and birds depicted in a garden of flowers. The overall condition of the rug is in evenly-low pile and this is reflected in the price.
Size: 1.83 x 1.25m (6' 0" x 4' 1").