Antique Heriz Carpet, Heriz/Karaja Region, North-West Persia. ...

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An absolutely stunning decorative carpet, made during the last quarter of the nineteenth century in the Heriz/Karaja region of north-west Persia. The carpet features a large madder-red central lozenge on an ivory background and red spandrels in each corner. The carpet is generally in good overall condition with some areas of wear.
Size: 4.38m x 3.48m (14' 4" x 11' 5") approx.

Antique Corridor Carpet, Bakhtiari Tribes, The Chahar ...

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This carpet is just amazing!
Made especially for a wide corridor by Bakhtiari tribes in the Chahar Mahal region of western Persia, the carpet comprises an ivory ground with a myriad of small scarabs throughout. The main border is in stunning, natural, petrol-blue, also depicting a scarab symbol and surrounded on both sides by beautiful golden-yellow minor borders.
Made circa 1880, this amazing carpet retains its original brocaded ends and is in excellent pile overall with no restoration whatsoever.
Size: 4.06m x 1.82m (13' 4" x 6' 0").

Antique Khamseh Confederacy Carpet, Baharlu Tribe, South-West ...

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Made circa 1870 by the Baharlu taifeh of the Khamseh Confederacy in Fars, south-west Persia, this extremely fine and rare carpet is in very good overall condition albeit with evenly-low pile. The three central flower-heads are surrounded by the 'herati' pattern throughout, symbolising two fish swimming around water-lilies.
The natural colours are vibrant as is the main border design depicting a continouos vine symbolising the eternal cycle of life. The carpet needs to be seen to fully appreciate the fineness of design and quality of the colours.
Size: 3.20m x 1.93m (10' 6" x 6' 4").

Antique Khorassan carpet, Khorassan Proivince, North-East Persia. ...

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Truly fabulous! In very good overall condition with no repairs whatsoever, this magnificent carpet with its floral design incorporating stylised birds, was made during the third quarter of the nineteenth century in Khorassan Province, north-east Persia.
Particularly attractive, is the handsome main border design depicting the 'mother & child' botehs symbolising fertility. Look at the close-up photos to see the fine quality of the work.
Size: 2.74m x 1.52m (9' 0" x 5' 0").

Antique Large Kilim, Pirot, Southern Serbia.

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A magnificent large, nearly square, decorative kilim made and dated 1913 in the Pirot area of southern Serbia.
The colours are beautiful, as are the nicely spaced large diamond lozenges, surrounded by a powerful midnight-blue main border. The date, 1913, can be seen woven into the top right-hand corner of the main border.
Size: 4.00m x 3.90m (13' 2" x 12' 9").

Antique Bakhtiari Carpet, The Chahar Mahal, Western ...

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What I love about this stunning carpet is the fantastic, mid-blue main border which powerfully frames the madder-red ground. The border contains a continuous vine-leaf pattern, symbolising the eternal cycle of life.
The carpet was made during the last quarter of the nineteenth century and is in good overall condition.
Size: 3.00m x 2.22m (10' 0" x 7' 3").

Antique Timuri Rug, Sangtschuli Sub-Tribe, Borderlands of ...

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In near-mint condition, this fabulous Timuri rug has the highest quality soft, shiny wool with highlights of green silk throughout and complete kilim skirts at each end. The central 'tree-of-life' has branches protruding from it and surrounded by a multitude of symbols - stunning and subtle in its drawing. The madder-red main border depicts a continuous vine - symbolically representing the eternal cycle of life. Made circa 1880 -1900 by Sangtschuli tribes on the eastern Persian/western Afghanistan border, it really needs to be seen and handled to fully appreciate the high quality of the work involved. This is Timuri weaving at its best!
Size: 2.44m x 1.27m (8' 0" x 4' 2").

Antique Khamseh Confederacy Carpet, Fars Proivince, South-West ...

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This beautiful carpet was made by one of the five tribes that form the Khamseh Confederation in Fars Province, south-west Persia during the lat quarter of the nineteenth century. The overall field design contains large botehs with smaller botehs internally and referred to as the 'mother & child' boteh, symbolising fertility and birth. All the colours are natural providing a stunning palette. The main border consists of a continuaous vine with small flowers and botehs, symbolising the eternal cycle of life.
A truly fabulous carpet.
Size: 3.05m x 2.13m (10' 0" x 7' 0").

Antique Afshar Tribal Rug, Afshar Nomads of ...

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What an amazing sky-blue ground!
This stunning Afshar pre-dates the later 19th century examples with its beautiful sky-blue field containing large 'palmettes' beautifully drawn in varying colours of red and coral.
The colour palette indicates to me that it was made by Afshar nomads in the Shahr Babak region of Kerman province circa 1860-1870. This fabulous and highly collectable Afshar is in very good overall condition with a few minor areas of expert restoration, so extremely good that it cannot be seen!
Size: 1.70m x 1.28m (5' 7" x 4' 2").

Antique Turkmen Rug, Teke Tribes, Merv Oasis, ...

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This beautiful, small-size Turkmen rug was made by a Teke woman, possibly as a dowry rug, during the third quarter of the nineteenth century. The beautiful madder brick-red ground colour is magnificent - a colour I am always searching to find in these special pieces - but such pieces are rare. This rug contains three vertical rows of six Teke 'guls' or tribal crests and is in excellent condition. A truly fabulous rug.
Size: 1.60m x 1.15m (5' 3" x 3' 9").

Antique Lesghi Rug, Lesghistan, Eastern Caucasus.

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This beautiful little rug has three 'Lesghi stars' on a turquoise central field and is framed by five beautiful borders. Rugs made by Lesghians are more commonly found with red or blue central fields but to find turquoise, is rare. The rug, made at the end of the 19th century, is finely knotted and in very good condition albeit with a few very minor repairs on the selvedges.
Size: 1.42m x 1.04m (4' 8" x 3' 5").

Antique Feraghan Rug, Feraghan Region, North-West Persia. ...

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This beautiful, elegant rug was made in the Feraghan region of north-west Persia circa 1900.
It is very finely knotted with an overall design of small shrubs and a continuous 'cartouche' border - typically Feraghan. All natural dyes, the rug is in excellent pile overall.
Size: 1.96m x 1.30m (6' 5" x 4' 3").