Antique Feraghan Carpet, North-West Persia

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GP1

This is a fabulous north-west Persian Feraghan carpet from the second half 19th century in very good overall condition albeit with some minor areas of wear, expected in a carpet of this age. The main border is truly superb - certainly one of the best main borders I have seen on such a carpet! The indigo-blue field contains an overall 'herati' pattern i.e. stylised fish swimming in a water garden and all the colours are vegetable-dyed.
Size: 4.27m x 3.51m (14' 0" x 11' 6").
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Antique Turkmen Main Carpet, Teke Tribes, Turkmenistan, ...

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BM/FL

A magnificent main yurt carpet made by Teke Turkmen tribes during the third quarter 19th century. The glowing madder-red is just to die for (excuse the pun) and the carpet is in excellent overall condition with stunning elems (skirts). The weave is as fine as they get as can be seen in the close-up photo and all I can add is that the weaver was obviously at the very height of her weaving ability.
Size: 2.81 x 2.24m (9' 3" x 7' 4").
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Antique Turkmen Main Carpet, Teke Tribes, Turkmenistan, ...

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BM1532

The very best madder-red can be found on the early rugs, carpets and trappings of the Teke and Salor Turkmen tribes.
Here we see in this fabulous yurt main carpet made by Teke tribes during the mid 19th century, this fantastic use of glowing madder-red on which are depicted the tribal crests or 'guls' of the Teke tribe. You can't get much better than this!
Highly collectible and amongst the very best of type.
3.23 x 1.90m (10' 7' x 6' 3").
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Antique Turkmen Main Carpet, Ersary Tribes, Middle ...

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BM/Ersary

This carpet can only be described as a cracker! A magnificent yurt carpet, made by Ersary Turkmen in the Middle Amu Darya region of Turkmenistan circa 1870. The beautiful madder-red field consists of three vertical rows of six large Ersary 'guls' tribal crests), highlighted in deep indigo-blue, glowing natural orange and turquoise. The overall condition of the carpet is excellent with only minor wear in one of the kilim skirts. Otherwise, a superb, collectable and very decorative carpet.
Size: 3.40 x 2.30m (11' 2" x 7' 6").
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Antique Turkmen Rug, Teke Tribes, Turkmenistan, Central ...

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BM/FS1

This fabulous Teke Turkmen rug is as good as they come!
In mint condition with full, lustrous, glossy wool, the rug was made by Teke tribes circa 1870.
The quality is nothing more than superb and it is rare these days, to find a rug of this age in this amazing condition. It has to be handled to fully appreciate the quality.
Size: 1.68m x 1.12m (5' 6" x 3' 8").
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Antique Baharlu Tribal Rug of the Khamseh ...

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BM915

This stunning rug has a myriad of chickens all pecking at seeds on the ground! Made by the Baharlu tribe of the Khamseh Confederacy in south-west Persia around 1860-1870, this beautiful rug is in very good condition with little wear and a fabulous palette of saturated vegetable colours. The end panels are complete and the warps at the top end are braided and intact.
This is one of the best Baharlu rugs I've handled.
Size: 2.75m x 1.50m (9' x 5').
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Antique Kizyl Ayak Turkmen Carpet, Turkmenistan, Central ...

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BM668

The richness and warmth in the vegetable-dye terracotta is just amazing. The field ornaments or tribal gols are boldly presented in 3 vertical rows of 7 gols. This fabulous carpet was made by the Kizyl Ayak Turkmen in the Amu Darya region of Turkmenistan during the third quarter of the 19th century. Although it has had a few small repairs, it is in very good pile throughout.
Size: 3.05m x 2.44m (10' 0" x 8' 0").
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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").
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Antique Prayer-Rug, Borjalou Region, South-West Caucasus.

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BM/J1

This magnificent prayer-rug was made in Borjalou in the south-western Caucasus and dated 1905. Particularly attractive is the beautiful green field incorporating a variety of tribal symbols and in the very centre of the rug, the depiction of a little human. The main borders are typically 'Borjalou' as is the weave. The rug is in very good overall condition with a few very tiny re-weaves and an evenly-low pile.
Size: 1.53 x 1.13m (5' 0" x 3' 9").
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Antique Pair of Tabriz City Rugs, Tabriz, ...

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RUGMAC15/16

It's unusual to find a fabulous pair of Tabriz rugs that have remained together for over 100 years. They were acquired by a British family living in Iran during the early 20th century and handed down through the family until now. I acquired them because the family concerned were down-sizing and sadly couldn't use them any more. I've had them deep washed and both rugs have turned out beautifully - their glowing indigo-blue field and intricate detail in the central lozenge and spandrels just stunning. Made around 1880-1900, I am selling the rugs as a pair as it would be sacrilege to separate them after all this time. The price quoted below is for the pair.
Size: 1.76m x 1.17m (5' 9" x 3' 10").
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Antique Khamseh Confederacy Rug, South-West Persia

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BM403

A fabulous 'chicken' ('murghi' in Persian) rug of the Khamseh Confederacy Baharlu tribe of south-west Persia, made circa 1860-1870.
The rug is in excellent condition bar a few minor areas in the corners which have been expertly restored - not a concern for such a wonderful, collectable piece. The weave is extremely fine indicating a very important rug to its original owner. The field is literally filled with chickens, all pecking at seeds on the ground!
Size: 1.78m x 1.30m (5' 10" x 4' 3").
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Old Quom Rug, Quom, Central Persia

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BM554

A fabulously fine rug made in Quom, central Persia around the 1930s/40s with wool and silk highlights knotted on a silk foundation. The design of vertical flowers is referred to as 'moharramat' and the condition of the rug is mint.
2.14m x 1.40m (7' 0" x 4' 7").
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