Antique Turkmen Torba, Teke Tribes, Turkmenistan, Central ...

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BM1405

This torba, with its cochineal or lac dye ground, is a rare type referred to as the 'eagle-gul' group. The reason for this name is given to torbas and chuvals which have half-guls disappearing under the top and bottom borders. Made by Teke Turkmen during the mid 19th century, the torba is in pretty good overall condition for its age, although I have had the sides very slightly reduced due to damage and new selvedges sewn-in.
Size: 1.10m x 0.46m (3' 7" x 1' 6").
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Antique Khamseh Confederacy Carpet, South-West Persia.

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BM/SJ4

A very handsome and decorative carpet made by the Khamseh Confederacy circa 1880-1900 in south-west Persia.
In very good overall condition. Better photos to follow.
3.10m x 2.20m (10' 2" x 7' 3")
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Antique Khamseh Confederacy Carpet, Baharlu Tribe, South-West ...

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BM/SJ3

This stunning Baharlu - Khamseh Confederacy carpet contains the 'mother & child' boteh depicted throughout the central field - symbolising fertility and birth. Made circa 1880, the carpet is in very good condition. Better photos to follow.
2.95m x 1.90m (9' 8" x 6' 3").
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Antique Heriz Carpet, Heriz, North-West Persia.

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BM/SJ2

This magnificent Heriz carpet comprises beautiful natural colours and will complement any room.
In excellent overall condition with minor wear. Better photos to follow.
4.30m x 3.00m (14' x 10').
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Antique Shadda, Shahsevan Tribes, Moghan Region, Azerbaijan. ...

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BM/MJ1

A rare and magnificent flatweave called a 'Shadda', from the Shahsevan tribes of the Moghan region in Azerbaijan.
The flat-weave is in original condition, bar a few tiny holes, and had been hanging in a London house for 20 years. Dating to circa 1850, the shadda contains four rows of camel caravans on migration. A truly fabulous and highly collectable flatweave that was once an important dowry weaving.
Size: 2.06m x 1.98m (6' 9" x 6' 6").
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Antique Afshar Rug, Afshar Tribes, Kerman Province. ...

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RPD22

Just arrived, this Afshar rug contains an unusual and rare design of overall compartments containg 'gul-like' symbols within each square - a link with the tribe's Central Asian origins. Note the additional vertical border on the right side of the inner field! This contains a date in the top right corner - translated as 1912 in the solar calendar. The rug is in excellent condition with absolutely no repairs.
1.76 x 1.35m (5' 9" x 4' 5").
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Antique 'Yagibedir' Prayer-Rug, Balikesir/Bergama Areas, Western Anatolia. ...

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RPD11

Made in the region of Balikesir and Bergama, western Turkey circa early 20th century, this charming prayer-rug is in near-mint condition. The dark colour palette is characteristic of this group, and it is believed they were made by Tscherkessen and Turkmen nomads who wandered into the Sindirgri valley and settled there, sometime in the 11th - 15th centuries.
Size: 1.50m x 1.12m (5' 0" x 3' 8").
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Antique Baluch Tribal Rug, Khorassan Province, North-East ...

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BM1412

This Baluch rug ranks up amongst the very best with its fabulous indigo-blue field incorporating attractive sky-blue lozenges. The glowing madder-red main border depicts the 'hashie anguri' or grape-vine pattern. In excellent condition, and made circa 1870, this Baluch will be on display and for sale at the HALI Fair in London from the 27th - 30th June.
Size: 2.14m x 1.07m (7' 0" x 3' 6").
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Antique Turkmen 4-Gul Torba, Yomut - Karadshli ...

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BM/GT2

Just acquired, an extremely rare torba with only 4 guls instead of the customary 6,9 and 12 gul torbas more commonly seen.
The field of the torba is in an early aubergine colour with a very spacious field incorporating the 4 Yomut - Karadashli guls, and can be dated to the early 19th century. The ivory border is also rare with that amazing 'scarab' symbol all the way round.
The torba face is in complete condition with no repairs, albeit, its plain-woven back is long gone!
This truly magnificent and highly collectable little piece will be on sale at the HALI Fair in London from the 27th - 30th June.
Size: 89cm x 40cm (2' 11" x 1' 4").
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Antique Afshar Rug, Afshar Tribes, Southern Persia. ...

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RPD19

Just arrived, this stunning small Afshar tribal rug with its light camel-coloured field, depicts the symbolic double-headed dragon and phoenix - the fight between good and evil. The dragon & phoenix symbol is very occasionally found in bags of the Afshar but seldom in rugs. In very good glossy woollen pile, the rug has had a little expert restoration in the centre - otherwise no other restoration. A very good little collectable rug.
Size: 1.45 x 1.23m (4' 9" x 4' 0").
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Antique Gabbeh, Qashqa'i Nomads, Fars Province, South-West ...

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BM1338

This is an amazing looking gabbeh - just recently found in Iran. What was in the weaver's head when she made this wow piece?! Answers on a postcard please!!!
Made around 1900, it is in fairly good condition with slight signs of wear.
Size: 1.25 x 1.10m (4' 1" x 3' 7").
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Antique Turkmen Rug, Ersary Tribes, South Turkmenistan, ...

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BM1350

Just arrived, this charming little Ersary Turkmen rug, made circa 1890-1900, in excellent condition with a soft, glossy woollen pile. The field consists of two vertical rows of four Ersary 'guls' (tribal crests), but what I particularly like are the complete brocaded chevron skirts. Small Ersary rugs, like this, are rarely seen these days.
Size: 1.27 x 0.89m (4' 2" x 2' 11").
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