Antique Shirvan Rug, Zejwa Type, Eastern Caucasus. ...

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BM1428

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").
£1,750
| $2,330 USD | €1,983 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 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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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 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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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