Antique Saddle-Bags, Timuri Tribes, Borderlands of Eastern ...

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BM/CA1

It is extremely rare these days to find a single Timuri 'cockerel' bag never mind a complete pair in excellent condition, made circa 1880 by Timuri nomads in the borderlands of eastern Persia/western Afghanistan. These bags rank amongst the most collectable from the Timuri and Baluch tribes, with collectors worldwide. The cockerel symbolically represents, to these nomads, the harbinger of the day, dispeller of the night and in most of these rare weavings, the cockerels highlighted in ivory represent the males and the dark birds, the females. The wool is soft and lustrous as would be expected from these superb 19th century knotted bags.
Size: 1.50m x 0.69m (4' 11" x 2' 3").
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Antique Flatweave, Shahsevan Nomads, Moghan Region, Azerbaijan. ...

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BM/Peacocks

This 'soumak' flatweave is made up of four individual panels expertly sewn together to make this magnificent flatweave rug or hanging. The four panels were originally made by Shahsevan nomads in the Moghan region of Azerbaijan in the 19th century, to form a 'mafrash' - a large bedding-bag which had been taken apart in the distant past and utilised as a rug. Each panel contains stylised peacocks symbolising immortality and divine protection.
It now makes a very decorative wall-hanging or alternatively, a very hard-wearing floor rug.
Size: TBC
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Antique Turkmen Carpet, Teke Tribes, Merv Oasis, ...

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RUGMAC9

Beautiful shades of madder-red dominate this fabulous decorative Teke Turkmen carpet made at the end of the 19th century. In excellent condition.
Size: 2.84m x 2.09m (9' 4" x 6' 10").
£5,500
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Antique Mini-Khorjin, Shahsevan Nomads, Moghan Region, Azerbaijan. ...

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BM1425

A stunning pair of mini saddle-bags made by Shahsevan nomads during the last quarter of the 19th century. The bags are most attractive and are in excellent condition.
Size: 1.53m x 0.22m (1' 9" x 9").
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Antique Saddle-Bagface, Possibly Kurds of Sauj Bolaq, ...

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BM/NS2

Just magnificent! This fabulous and rare bag-face is piled in the most luxuriant wool from the lustrous fleeces of the Kurdish mountain sheep and made circa 1870. The 'mina khani' design in the central field contains white nectar-blossom flowers - but just look at the close-up photos to see the glowing vegetable-dye colours. A great collector's piece.
Size: 69cm x 69cm (2' 3" x 2' 3").
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Antique Melas Rug, Central Anatolia.

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BM1423

In this early Melas rug made at the beginning of the 19th century, we see the influence of the earlier and highly collectable so-called 'Transylvanian' rugs of the 17th and 18th centuries.
This early Melas rug from central Anatolia is spectacular and very rare. I love the depiction of cypress trees in the lower half of the red field and the powerful main border design - possibly zoomorphic!
Size: 1.73m x 1.13m (5' 8" x 3' 9").
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Antique Rare Turkmen Torba, Teke Tribe, Akhal ...

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BM/NS1

Teke Turkmen torbas dating to the 18th century are rare to say the least. This beautiful example dates to no later than 1800 and is in near-perfect condition with a stunning madder-red field containing 6 large Teke guls - beautifully drawn. What is particularly rare is the depiction of the 'family unity' symbol which can be seen between the major and minor guls. This is an amazing acquisition and a serious collector's treasure.
1.27m x 0.48m (4' 2" x 1' 7").
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