COLLECTION OF 17 ANTIQUE TRIBAL SALT BAGS. ...

Item Ref
Salt Bags

A collection of 17 tribal salt bags, for sale as a collection or individually. Please contact us for full details of any item that you are interested in.

6000 for the full collection or priced at 225 - 750 each.
£6,000
| $7,618 USD | €6,815 EUR

ANTIQUE SHAHSAVAN SOUMAK BAG FACE WITH BIRD ...

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H-421

Size: 1ft 8in x 1ft 8in (52 x 51cm).

Antique Shahsavan saddle bag face in soumak technique.

Circa 1870.

An outstanding soumak bag face with the classic Shahsavan 'bird' or 'dragon' design, superb natural dyes throughout.

The bag face is in outstanding original condition with very slight wear and no repairs.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display. An outstanding and collectable example.

Stock Number: H-421.
£4,750
| $6,031 USD | €5,396 EUR

ANTIQUE SHAHSAVAN KHORJIN SADDLE BAG IN SOUMAK ...

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H-420

Size: 2ft 0in x 1ft 7in (61 x 48cm).

Antique Shahsavan half Khorjin (half a saddlebag), in soumak weave.

Circa 1880.

This is a very good example of a Shahsavan soumak saddlebag, with pleasing colour and classic design. The bag is a scarce survivor in that it still has its original plain weave back along with the closing lappets and loops at the top.

The bag is in excellent original condition with very slight wear to the face.

The bag has been hand washed and is ready for display. A scarce and highly collectable item.

Stock Number: H-420.
£3,950
| $5,015 USD | €4,487 EUR

ANTIQUE BAGFACE BY THE SAN JABI KURDS, ...

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R-1202

Size: 3ft 9in x 3ft 3in (114 x 100cm).

Antique San Jabi Kurd bag face of double hooked medallion design with a beautifully drawn bird foot border.

Late 19th century.

The bag face is well drawn with hooked medallions surrounded by a floral rosettes and other tribal devices, outside the bird foot border is another border of floral rosettes. The bag face retains the closing lappets at the top. The ground colour is a dark aubergine.

The design is classic most unusual and this is a scarce collectors item.

The bag face is in good condition with even wear and medium/low pile, there is corrosion to the aubergine as would be expected. The wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-1202.
£3,750
| $4,761 USD | €4,260 EUR

ANTIQUE SHAHSAVAN SADDLE BAG FACE IN SOUMAK ...

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H-431a

Size: 2ft 2in x 2ft 3in (65 x 68cm).

Antique Shahsavan saddle bag in soumak technique with plain weave back.

Circa 1880.

An outstanding soumak bag in a classic Shahsavan design, superb natural dyes throughout.

The bag is in excellent original condition with very slight wear and no repairs. The top end retains the original closing loops, the back is striped plain weave. There are a few scattered old moth holes to the back.

We have not washed this item. An outstanding and collectable example.

This item is a pair to item number H-431b, a discount will be given if the pair are purchased together.

Stock Number: H-431a.
£2,950
| $3,745 USD | €3,351 EUR

ANTIQUE SHAHSAVAN SADDLE BAG FACE IN SOUMAK ...

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H-431b

Size: 2ft 3in x 2ft 2in (69 x 66cm).

Antique Shahsavan saddle bag in soumak technique with plain weave back.

Circa 1880.

An outstanding soumak bag in a classic Shahsavan design, superb natural dyes throughout.

The bag is in excellent original condition with very slight wear and no repairs. The top end retains the original closing loops, the back is striped plain weave.

We have not washed this item. An outstanding and collectable example.

This item is a pair to item number H-431a, a discount will be given if the pair are purchased together.

Stock Number: H-431b.
£2,950
| $3,745 USD | €3,351 EUR

ANTIQUE SHAHSAVAN BAG FACE IN SOUMAK TECHNIQUE, ...

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H-392

Size: 1ft 10in x 1ft 10in (57 x 57cm).

Antique Shahsavan saddle bag face in soumak technique.

Circa 1880.

An outstanding soumak bag face in a classic Shahsavan design, superb natural dyes throughout.

The bag face is in outstanding original condition with very slight wear and no repairs.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display. An outstanding and collectable example.

Stock Number: H-392.
£2,750
| $3,491 USD | €3,124 EUR

ANTIQUE KURDISH VARAMIN REGION KHORJIN SADDLEBAGS, GREAT ...

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H-256

Size: 5ft 0in x 2ft 4in (153 x 72cm).

Antique Kurdish Varamin region Khorjin with plain weave back.

Circa 1900.

The saddle bag faces are drawn with a diagonal repeat boteh design surrounded by a Turkmen inspired design border on a wonderful soft pea green colour. Note the piled decorative central panel with floral rosettes. The backs are in black un-dyed wool plain weave.

The Khorjin is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile. The wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The khorjin has been hand washed and is ready for display. These are a really outstanding pair of bags, they are an exceptional display item.

Stock Number: H-256.
£2,500
| $3,174 USD | €2,840 EUR

ANTIQUE SHAHSAVAN BAG FACE IN SOUMAK TECHNIQUE, ...

Item Ref
H-391

Size: 1ft 10in x 1ft 9in (56 x 53cm).

Antique Shahsavan saddle bag face in soumak technique.

Circa 1880.

An outstanding soumak bag face in a classic Shahsavan design, superb natural dyes throughout.

The bag face is in outstanding original condition with very slight wear and no repairs.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display. An outstanding and collectable example.

Stock Number: H-391.
£2,250
| $2,857 USD | €2,556 EUR

ANTIQUE KHAMSEH TRIBAL SADDLEBAG WITH SOUGHT AFTER ...

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H-498

Size: 2ft 0in x 1ft 7in (61 x 47cm).

Antique Khamseh saddle bag with 'bird' design.

Circa 1880.

This outstanding small bag is finely woven with soft wool and superb dyes. The design is one of the most sought after found on tribal saddlebags; the four central birds / chickens a re surrounding the central medallion containing a rosette / everlasting knot. The ground is a dark indigo blue filled with floral rosettes, boteh, small animals and other tribal devices. There is a wonderful range of natural colours including a soft green.

The saddle bag is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and good pile, the bag retains the decorative closing lappets at the top and a very decorative plain weave back.

The bag has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-498.
£2,250
| $2,857 USD | €2,556 EUR

ANTIQUE COMPLETE KHORJIN SADDLEBAGS BY THE KHAMSEH ...

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H-253

Size: 3ft 10in x 2ft 0in (117 x 62cm).

Antique Persian tribal Khamseh Khorjin complete with plain weave back.

Circa 1880.

The saddle bag faces are very well drawn with a central medallion surrounded by herati.
The design is found in Khamseh weaving, usually on bags but also on rugs and carpets, the bags have a traditional south west Persian border. The decorative closing lappets are still in place at the top of each side. The bags have a plain weave back. The bags have wonderful colour.

The Khorjin is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile. The wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The khorjin has been hand washed and is ready for display. These are a really outstanding pair of bags, they are an exceptional display item.

Stock Number: H-253.
£1,950
| $2,476 USD | €2,215 EUR

ANTIQUE SHAHSAVAN MAFRASH PANEL IN SOUMAK TECHNIQUE, ...

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H-393

Size: 3ft 2in x 1ft 7in (97 x 49cm).

Antique Shahsavan mafrash panel in soumak technique with traditional design.

Circa 1880.

A good Shahsavan mafrash panel in soumak technique. The colours are superb and all natural. The panel is probably from the side of a large storage bag.

The mafrash panel is in original condition with slight even wear and no repairs.

The mafrash panel has been hand washed and is ready for display. A superb collectable bag face.

Stock Number: H-393.
£1,750
| $2,222 USD | €1,988 EUR

ANTIQUE JAF KURD SADDLEBAG, THICK FULL PILE, ...

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H-446

Size: 3ft 3in x 2ft 5in (98 x 74cm) face size.

Antique Jaf Kurd bag face of diamond lattice design with good clear colours and plain weave back.

Circa 1890.

The bag face is well drawn with a hooked medallion lattice, surrounded by a floral rosette border. The bag face retains the closing lappets at the top and a decorative embroidered panel where the back joins the face. The original plain weave back is still attached and the bag has been opened down the sides for display.

The bag face is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile, the wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle. There are some signs of slight damage through tribal use to the plain weave back, the bag sides and corners.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-446.
£1,600
| $2,031 USD | €1,817 EUR

ANTIQUE BALUCH SADDLE BAG, STAR AND OCTAGON ...

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R-1126

Size: 2ft 1in x 2ft 4in (63 x 70cm). Face size.

Antique Baluch saddle bag with plain weave back. Western Afghanistan.

Circa 1880.

The saddle bag is of well known 'star and octagon' design. The field is filled with many tribal design elements. The bag is complete with its original plain weave back, this is decorated with bands of weft work. The bag has been opened for display.

The saddle bag is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and full pile. There is some corrosion.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-1126. (This is a pair to item number R-1125).
£1,500
| $1,904 USD | €1,704 EUR

ANTIQUE FERAGHAN SADDLE COVER, CIRCA 1900

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R-402

Size: 3ft 5in x 3ft 1in. (104 x 94cm).

Antique Feraghan saddle cover.

Circa 1900.

Generally very good pile with very subtle colour variation in the indigo field.

Both ends and a hole in the field have been restored to a very high standard.

Hand washed and offered in showroom condition.

Ref: R-402.



£1,250
| $1,587 USD | €1,420 EUR

ANTIQUE COMPLETE TURKISH BERGAMA REGION HEYBE SADDLE ...

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R-1600

Size: 4ft 8in x 1ft 6in (142 x 46cm).

Antique pair of heybe (saddle bags) from the Bergama region of Western Anatolia (Turkey).

Circa 1900.

This complete pair of saddle bags are in near perfect condition, the piled faces have a large star design. An outstanding feature is the stripped flat woven backs decorated with bands of weft work.

The bags have excellent colour including a pleasing soft yellow.

Excellent condition with very slight wear and good pile. Hand washed and ready for display.

Stock Number: R-1600.
£1,250
| $1,587 USD | €1,420 EUR

ANTIQUE COMPLETE QASHQAI KHORJIN SADDLE BAGS WITH ...

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R-1525

Size: 3ft 10in x 1ft 10in (117 x 55cm).

Antique Persian tribal Qashqai Khorjin with plain weave back.

Circa 1900/20.

The saddle bag faces are very well drawn with a central hooked Qashqai medallion.
The design is classic Qashqai, with a traditional border. The decorative closing lappets are still in place at the top of each side. The bags have a plain weave back which has decoration in green around the edges.

The Khorjin is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile. The wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The khorjin has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-1525.
£1,250
| $1,587 USD | €1,420 EUR

ANTIQUE SHAHSAVAN SOUMAK BAG FACE WITH BIRDS ...

Item Ref
H-500

Size: 1ft 8in x 1ft 6in (51 x 45cm).

Antique Shahsavan saddle bag face in soumak technique.

Circa 1870.

An outstanding soumak bag face in a classic Shahsavan design with stylised birds and dragons , superb natural dyes throughout.

The bag face is in outstanding original condition with very slight wear and no repairs.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display. An outstanding and collectable example.

Stock Number: H-500.
£1,250
| $1,587 USD | €1,420 EUR

ANTIQUE KURDISH YASTIK, EXCELLENT COLOUR, CIRCA 1900. ...

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R-1598

Size: 2ft 11in x 2ft 3in (90 x 69cm).

Antique Kurdish yastik with excellent colour and traditional design.

Circa 1900.

Yastik are small piled rugs that were used as pillows or back rests.

The yastik is well drawn with good colour including a soft yellow. The border design is of particular interest.

The yastik is in good condition with slight even wear and good pile, The wool is soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The yastik has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-1598.
£1,100
| $1,397 USD | €1,249 EUR

ANTIQUE JAF KURD BAG FACE OF LARGE ...

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H-300

Size: 2ft 11in x 2ft 9in (90 x 84cm).

Antique Jaf Kurd bag face of diamond lattice design with good colour and superb wool.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is well drawn with a hooked medallion lattice, the bag has a floral rosette main border and an inner border of diamond design on an ivory ground. The bag face is of a large size.

The bag face is in outstanding condition with no wear and full pile. Note the closing lappets are retained at the top end and some of the decorative kilim is at the lower end.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-300.
£1,100
| $1,397 USD | €1,249 EUR

ANTIQUE JAF KURD SADDLE BAG FACE, DIAMOND ...

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H-336

Size: 2ft 3in x 2ft 0in (68 x 60cm).

Antique Jaf Kurd bag face of diamond lattice design with good colour and superb wool.

Circa 1890.

The bag face is well drawn with a hooked medallion lattice, the bag has a zig-zag design main border on an ivory ground. Note the single white diamond in the center of the bag.

The bag face is in outstanding condition with slight even wear and good pile. Note the closing lappets are retained at the top end and the decorative panel at the lower end. The bag face has a floppy handle.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-336.
£1,100
| $1,397 USD | €1,249 EUR

A PAIR OF ANTIQUE KURDISH SADDLE BAG ...

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H-383

Size: 2ft 2in x 1ft 10in (65 x 56cm). Each face.

A pair of antique Kurdish saddle bag bag face with superb medallion design.

Circa 1900.

The bag faces are drawn with a rustic latch hook medallion on an ivory ground, these are framed by birds heads and other tribal devices. The borders are of a linked diamond design. Note the fine checkerboard panels at the base of each bag face.

The bag faces are in excellent condition with very slight even wear and good pile. They are of the same colour, the pile is running in opposite directions so they look different colours in the photography.

The bag faces have been hand washed and are ready for display.

Stock Number: H-383.
£1,100
| $1,397 USD | €1,249 EUR

PAIR OF ANTIQUE QASHQAI / LURI CHANTEH ...

Item Ref
R-1129

Size: 1ft 1in x 9in(32 x 24cm) each face size.

Antique tribal Qashqai or Luri chanteh bag faces (Pair).

Circa 1900.

The bag faces are well drawn with a small central medallion surrounded by four birds and floral rosettes. The border is a classic Tribal design.

The bag faces has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-1129.
£1,100
| $1,397 USD | €1,249 EUR

ANTIQUE COMPLETE LURI FARS REGION KHORJIN SADDLE ...

Item Ref
R-1524

Size: 3ft 11in x 1ft 9in (120 x 53cm).

Antique Persian tribal Luri Khorjin with plain weave back.

Circa 1900/20.

The saddle bag faces are very well drawn with a central hooked medallion.
The design is typical of the Fars region Luri tribe , with a traditional border containing small rosettes. The decorative closing lappets are still in place at the top of each side. The bags have a plain weave back which has multi coloured stripped decoration.

The Khorjin is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile.

The khorjin has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-1524.
£975
| $1,238 USD | €1,108 EUR

ANTIQUE KURDISH SADDLE BAG FACE WITH UNUSUAL ...

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H-353

Size: 2ft 2in x 1ft 9in (66 x 54cm).

Antique Kurdish saddle bag bag face with very unusual design.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is drawn with a all over design in soft pastel colours on a indigo blue ground, the border is of a bold design on an ivory ground. The top of the bag retains the original closing panel with decorative bands and other decoration.

The bag face is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and good pile. There is a very small loss to the outer border in the middle lower part.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-353.
£950
| $1,206 USD | €1,079 EUR

ANTIQUE JAF KURD BAG WITH PLAIN WEAVE ...

Item Ref
H-436

Size: 2ft 0in x 3ft 6in (62 x 107cm) including back, 2ft 0in x 1ft 10in (62 x 57cm) face size.

Antique Jaf Kurd bag face of diamond lattice design with good clear colours and an attractive striped plain weave back.

Circa 1880.

The bag face is well drawn with a hooked medallion lattice, surrounded by a floral rosette border. The bag face retains the closing lappets at the top and a decorative embroidered panel where the back joins the face.

The bag face is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile, the wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-436.
£950
| $1,206 USD | €1,079 EUR

ANTIQUE BALUCH SADDLEBAG FACE WITH BIRD / ...

Item Ref
H-495

Size: 1ft 11in x 2ft 0in (59 x 60cm).

Antique Baluch saddle bag face with 'bird' design.

Circa 1900.

The saddle bag is of well known 'bird' design, often these are considered to be cockerels; this example has the added interest of a single white bird. The bag face has superb soft glossy wool and a very floppy handle. The bag face retains the original lower end finishes with very fine detailed weft work decoration, the top retains the original closing lappets.

The saddle bag face is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and good pile.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-495.
£950
| $1,206 USD | €1,079 EUR

ANTIQUE JAF KURD BAG FACE, EXCELLENT COLOUR ...

Item Ref
H-021

Size: 2ft 3in x 1ft 11in (69 x 58cm).

Antique Jaf Kurd bag face of diamond lattice design with good soft colour including light blues and pinks.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is well drawn with a hooked medallion lattice, surrounded by a floral rosette border. The bag face retains the closing lappets at the top.

The design is classic Jaf Kurd.

The bag face is in good condition with even wear and medium pile, there is corrosion to the brows as would be expected. The wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-021.
£895
| $1,136 USD | €1,017 EUR

ANTIQUE BALUCH 2 PART MIXED TECHNIQUE SOFREH, ...

Item Ref
MS13-08

Size: 2ft 11in x 2ft 8in (89 x82cm).

A scarce Baluch sofreh (eating cloth) these were placed on the ground for food to be served on.

Circa 1880.

This outstanding example was woven by the Timuri tribes of Western Afghanistan, it was woven in two parts on a narrow tribal loom, the field is filled with a tree design in an embroidered technique. The borders are piled, there is a bannd of ivory weftwork decoration across the center of the field. Both ends retain the original kilim end finishes with brocaded decoration.

The sofreh is in good condition with some signs of use, there are a number of small old tribal repairs.

The sofreh is suitable for light domestic use.

The sofreh has been hand washed and is ready for use or display.

This is a scarce and collectible example of tribal Baluch weaving.

Stock Number: MS13-08.
£850
| $1,079 USD | €966 EUR

ANTIQUE PAIR OF BALUCH SADDLEBAGS WITH BIRD ...

Item Ref
H-249

Size: 5ft 1in x 2ft 1in (156 x 63cm).

Antique Baluch complete khorjin (pair of saddle bags).

Circa 1900/20.

This really outstanding Khorjin has wonderful soft wool with great colours, the design is the well known 'bird' or 'cockerel' design. Note the single red bird on each face. The bags are complete with the decorative striped plain weave backs.

Excellent condition with very slight wear and full pile.

Hand washed and ready for display.

Ref: R-249.
£850
| $1,079 USD | €966 EUR

ANTIQUE VANITY BAG BY THE AZERI TRIBES ...

Item Ref
H-499

Size: 1ft 8in x 1ft 6in (51 x 46cm).

Antique tribal chanteh (vanity bag) with plain weave back, by the Azeri Tribes of Azerbaijan.

Circa 1900.

A good small bag to contain personal belongings, woven in a brocade technique. The bag retains the original plain weave back with two rows of decoration at the top.

The bag is in excellent condition with very slight even wear.

The bag has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-499.
£850
| $1,079 USD | €966 EUR

ANTIQUE JAF KURD BAG FACE, THICK PILE ...

Item Ref
H-027

Size: 2ft 4in x 2ft 2in (71 x 65cm).

Antique Jaf Kurd bag face of diamond lattice design with good colour including blues, yellows and pinks.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is drawn with a rustic hooked medallion lattice, surrounded by a simple border. The bag face retains the closing lappets at the top and had a decorative embroidered panel at the lower end.

The design is classic Jaf Kurd.

The bag face is in good condition with slight wear and good pile, there is corrosion to the browns as would be expected. The wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-027.
£795
| $1,009 USD | €903 EUR

ANTIQUE SALT-BAG (NAMAKDAN) FROM THE VARAMIN REGION ...

Item Ref
H-475

Size: 1ft 5in x 1ft 2in (44 x 36cm).

Antique salt-bag by the nomads of the Varamin region of central Persia, south of Tehran.

Circa 1900.

This is a good example of Varamin salt-bag in piled weave with a panelled floral design. The salt-bag has soft wool and excellent colour, note the panel on the reverse of the neck with small animals, the lower back is in plain weave. Salt-bags were used by the nomads to store and carry rock salt, both for their own use and for their animals; salt was a very valuable item and it therefore deserved to be stored in these beautiful bags which are usually so tightly woven as to be almost waterproof.

The salt bag is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and a few signs of use.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-475.
£795
| $1,009 USD | €903 EUR

ANTIQUE JAF KURD BAG FACE, PLEASING SOFT ...

Item Ref
H-012

Size: 2ft 11in x 2ft 0in (89 x 61cm).

Antique Jaf Kurd bag face of diamond lattice design with good soft colour.

Circa 1900.

The bag face has rustic drawing with a hooked medallion lattice, surrounded by a floral rosette border.

The design is classic Jaf Kurd.

The bag face is in good condition with even wear and fair pile, there is corrosion to the brows as would be expected. The wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-012.
£750
| $952 USD | €852 EUR

ANTIQUE ANATOLIAN HEYBE (SADDLE BAGS) BERGAMA REGION, ...

Item Ref
KASC-72

Size: 4ft 3in x 1ft 5in (130 x 43cm).

Antique pair of heybe (saddle bags) from Western Anatolia (Turkey). Probably from Balikesir in the Bergama Region.

Circa 1900.

See No 30, 31, woven by Kilaz tribe, in the book "HEYBE" by M Bieber, D Pinkwart, E Steiner for related examples.

The design and colours are outstanding. The bags have wonderful striped backs.

The bags are in excellent condition with signs of use and a few old field repairs.

The bags are a little grubby and would benefit from a good wash.

Stock Number: KASC-72
£750
| $952 USD | €852 EUR

A PAIR OF ANTIQUE SHAHSAVAN MINIATURE BAGS ...

Item Ref
H-479

Size: 11in x 1ft 10in (28 x 55cm) each.

Antique tribal bags with plain weave backs, by the Shahsavan Tribe.

Circa 1880.

A very good small pair or tribal bags with original plain weave backs. The face of the bag has an interesting tribal design in red on a dark indigo blue ground. The bags are woven with very soft wool.

The bag is in fair condition with even wear and good pile to the faces, the plain weave backs show signs of tribal use with wear and staining.

Stock Number: H-479.
£700
| $889 USD | €795 EUR

ANTIQUE JAF KURD BAG COMPLETE WITH PLAIN ...

Item Ref
H-107

Size: 2ft 2in x 2ft 1in (65 x 63cm).

Antique Jaf Kurd bag complete with plain weave back, the bag has the traditional diamond lattice design.

Circa 1900.

Stock number: H-107.
£695
| $882 USD | €789 EUR

ANTIQUE BALUCH SADDLE BAG FACE WITH SNOWFLAKE ...

Item Ref
H-354

Size: 2ft 7in x 2ft 2in (80 x 65cm).

Antique Baluch saddle bag face with 'snowflake' design.

Circa 1900.

The saddle bag is of well known 'snowflake' design. The bag face has superb soft glossy wool and a very floppy handle. The bag face retains the original lower end finishes with very fine detailed weft work decoration. Note the four small white flowers to the centre of the bag face. The border is of a double bird head design.

The saddle bag face is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and good pile.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-354.
£650
| $825 USD | €738 EUR

ANTIQUE SHAHSAVAN MAFRASH PANEL IN REVERSE SOUMAK ...

Item Ref
H-264

Size: 2ft 3in x 1ft 11in (69 x 58cm).

Antique Shahsavan mafrash panel, with diamond lattice design.

Circa 1890.

A good Shahsavan mafrash panel in reverse soumak technique. The colours are superb and all natural. The panel is probably from the end of a large storage bag.

The mafrash panel is in original condition with slight even wear and no repairs.

The mafrash panel has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-264.
£650
| $825 USD | €738 EUR

ANTIQUE SHAHSAVAN OR SOUTH CAUCASIAN SOUMAK MAFRASH ...

Item Ref
H-261

Size: 3ft 6in x 1ft 6in (106 x 46cm).

Antique Shahsavan or south Caucasian mafrash panel, with traditional latch hook design.

Circa 1890.

A good Shahsavan mafrash panel in soumak technique. The colours are superb and all natural. The panel is probably from the side of a large storage bag.

The mafrash panel is in original condition with slight even wear and no repairs.

The mafrash panel has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-261.
£650
| $825 USD | €738 EUR

ANTIQUE SHAHSAVAN OR SOUTH CAUCASIAN SOUMAK MAFRASH ...

Item Ref
H-262

Size: 3ft 2in x 1ft 3in (97 x 38cm).

Antique Shahsavan or south Caucasian mafrash panel, with traditional design.

Circa 1890.

A good Shahsavan mafrash panel in soumak technique. The colours are superb and all natural. The panel is probably from the side of a large storage bag.

The mafrash panel is in original condition with slight even wear and no repairs. There is old wear losses to the lower corners as can be seen in the images.

The mafrash panel has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-262.
£650
| $825 USD | €738 EUR

ANTIQUE BALUCH BAG FACE WITH LARGE MEDALLION ...

Item Ref
MS15-02

Size: 2ft 6in x 2ft 2in (75 x 66cm).

Antique Baluch saddle bag face with 'large medallion' design.

Circa 1920.

The saddle bag is of the large medallion design, the soft madder red medallion is on a dark indigo blue field which is filled with tribal devices and design elements. The medallion is centered with a star surrounded by a geometric design.

The saddle bag face is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and good pile, there is a very small 'nick' in the side cord on the top left hand side.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: MS15-02.
£650
| $825 USD | €738 EUR

ANTIQUE BALUCH PUSHTI FACE WITH LOTUS LEAF ...

Item Ref
MS13-23

Size: 2ft 8in x 1ft 5in (81x 42cm).

Antique Baluch pushti bag face with lotus leaf lattice design.

Circa 1900.

Pushti were used as pillows or back rests, they were filled with wool or straw through a small opening to one side. This face from a pushti originates from the region of Western Afghanistan. The design is a lattice of lotus leaf outlined in a clear yellow. Both ends retain long brocaded end finishes. The wool is very soft to the touch.

The bag face is in excellent condition with very slight wear and good pile.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for use or display.

Stock Number: MS13-23.
£650
| $825 USD | €738 EUR

ANTIQUE VARAMIN REGION PILED MAFRASH PANEL, TRADITIONAL ...

Item Ref
H-272

Size: 3ft 7in x 1ft 5in (110 x 43cm).

Antique piled mafrash panel from the Varamin region of central Persia, south of Tehran.

Circa 1900.

This panel is probably the side panel from a bedding or storage bag used by the nomads, the design is typical for the region with a single large medallion on a dark indigo blue field.

The panel is in good condition with slight even wear and good pile, the panel retains a short kilim strip at the upper and lower end. There are a few very small spot of historic wear from use.

The panel has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-272.
£650
| $825 USD | €738 EUR

ANTIQUE QASHQAI SADDLE BAG FACE, CIRCA 1900. ...

Item Ref
R-1019

Size: 2ft 2in x 1ft 1Oin (64 x 56cm).

Antique tribal Qashqai bag face of fine weave and good colour.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is very well drawn with a central floral medallion, surrounded by herati design.

The design is classic Qashqai, with a very well drawn traditional linked floral border.

The bag face is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and full pile. The wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-1019.
£600
| $762 USD | €682 EUR

ANTIQUE SALT-BAG (NAMAKDAN) BY THE QUCHAN KURD ...

Item Ref
H-474

Size: 1ft 8in x 1ft 1in (52 x 33cm).

Antique salt-bag by the Quchan Kurd nomads of north-east Persia.

Circa 1900.

This is a superb example of Kordi salt-bag in soumak work with a finely detailed banded design. The salt-bag has a wonderful array of colours and has a striped plain weave back. Salt-bags were used by the nomads to store and carry rock salt, both for their own use and for their animals; salt was a very valuable item and it therefore deserved to be stored in these beautiful bags which are usually so tightly woven as to be almost waterproof.

The salt bag is in excellent condition with very slight even wear.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-474.
£595
| $755 USD | €676 EUR

ANTIQUE TRIBAL AFSHAR CHANTEH BAG FACE, SMALL ...

Item Ref
H-360

Size: 1ft 2in x 11in (36 x 27cm).

Antique tribal chanteh face by the Afshar tribe, chanteh are small vanity bags used for the storage of personal belongings.

Circa 1900.

A small tribal chanteh bag face with a simple boxed design of a stylised flower on a ivory ground. Note the decorative panel at the top of the bag face.

The bag face is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and full pile.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-360.
£575
| $730 USD | €653 EUR

ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN OR SHAHSAVAN MAFRASH PANEL IN ...

Item Ref
MS15-08

Size: 1ft 11in x 1ft 8in (59 x 35cm).

Antique Shahsavan or south Caucasian soumak mafrash panel, with traditional design.

Circa 1890.

A good mafrash panel in soumak technique. The colours are superb and all natural. The panel is probably from the end of a large storage bag.

The mafrash panel is in original condition with very slight even wear and no repairs. The is an old dealers label to the reverse from the renowned Austrian dealer Adil Besim along with old hanging rings.

The mafrash panel has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: MS15-08.
£550
| $698 USD | €625 EUR

ANTIQUE BAG FACE BY THE LURI TRIBE, ...

Item Ref
H-016

Size: 2ft 2in x 2ft 0in (65 x 61cm).

Antique tribal Luri bag face with very rustic charm.

Circa 1920.

The bag face is drawn with a central medallion containing stars, surrounded by an indigo blue field with two little animals and hooked medallions to each corner.

The bag face is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and good pile.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-016.
£525
| $667 USD | €596 EUR

ANTIQUE MUSHWANI BALUCH SADDLE BAG FACE, SUPERB ...

Item Ref
MS13-06

Size: 2ft 4in x 2ft 2in (72 x 65cm).

Antique Baluch saddle bag face with 'Mushwani' design.

Circa 1900.

The saddle bag face is of well known 'Mushwani' design. The bag face has superb soft wool, fine weave and a very floppy handle. The colour palette is very rich and includes a very good aubergine colour.

The saddle bag face is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and good pile.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: MS13-06.
£500
| $635 USD | €568 EUR

ANTIQUE KHORJIN SADDLE BAG BY THE DARREHSHURI ...

Item Ref
R-470

Size: 3ft 7in x 2ft 4in (108 x 70cm). Face size 58 x 70cm.

Antique tribal Qashqai half Khorjin by the Darrehshuri sub tribe of the Qashqai.

Circa 1900.

This saddle bag has a piled face with the traditional Qashqai single medallion design surrounded by a field of floral rosettes. The outstanding feature of this bag is the back in a banded design in a weaving technique that is considered unique to the Darrehshuri Qashqai nomads. The bag has been opened along the sides so that it can be displayed showing the back. The top of the bag also retains the original closing lapettes.

The Khorjin is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile. The wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The Khorjin has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-470.
£495
| $628 USD | €562 EUR

ANTIQUE AFSHAR TRIBAL CHANTEH BAG, OPENED FOR ...

Item Ref
H-476

Size: 1ft 5in x 1ft 1in (44 x 32cm). Face size.

Antique tribal chanteh (vanity bag) with plain weave back, by the Afshar Tribe.

Circa 1900.

A good small tribal chanteh bag with original plain weave back. The face of the bag has a very interesting tribal design on it, the bag has been opened down the sides to display the plain weave back.

The bag is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and good pile, there are no repairs.

The bag has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-447.
£495
| $628 USD | €562 EUR

ANTIQUE AFSHAR MINIATURE SADDLEBAGS / KHORJIN, PERFECT ...

Item Ref
H-045

Size: 2ft 3in x 11in. (69 x 29cm)

Antique Afshar miniature khorjin (saddle bag) of very small size.

Circa 1900.

Complete khorjin of this quality are quite scarce, this example is in outstanding condition with a central diamond medallion on a dark indigo blue ground. The bags are complete with madder red plain weave backs. Note the original decorative closing lappets and loops.

Excellent condition with very slight wear and no repairs.

This item has been hand washed and is ready for use or display.

Ref: H-045.
£495
| $628 USD | €562 EUR

ANTIQUE SHAHSAVAN SADDLE BAG FACE IN SOUMAK ...

Item Ref
H-376

Size: 1ft 9in x 1ft 9in (54 x 53cm).

Antique Shahsavan saddle bag face in soumak technique.

Circa 1880.

A pleasing soumak bag face in a classic Shahsavan diagonal stripe design, superb natural dyes throughout.

The bag face is in good original condition with slight wear, There is a small area of damage to the lower left corner and 'closing slits' have been cut into the top end. These faults are reflected in the price.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-376.
£395
| $501 USD | €449 EUR

ANTIQUE BALUCH SADDLE BAG WITH PLAIN WEAVE ...

Item Ref
R-1028

Size: 2ft 2in x 1ft 10in (65 x 57cm).

Antique Baluch saddle bag with plain weave back. Western Afghanistan.

Circa 1900.

The saddle bag is of lattice design with Turkmen related design elements.

The saddle bag is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and full pile. Note the original decorative closing panel at the top of the bag face; this is in floated weft work. The bag still has its original plainweave back.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-1028.
£395
| $501 USD | €449 EUR

ANTIQUE TIMURI BALUCH BAG FACE WITH TRADITIONAL ...

Item Ref
R-459

Size: 2ft 1in x 2ft 1in (63 x 63cm).

Antique Timuri Baluch bag face from Western Afghanistan. The bag face is of classic Timuri design.

Circa 1920.

The bag face has the traditional Timuri colour palette of dark indigo blue and soft madder red. The designs are all of tribal origin, note the decorative kilim strip at the lower end with floated weft work decoration. The bag face also retains the original closing panel at the top.

The bag face is in good condition with slight signs of use. There is slight wear and good pile.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-459.
£375
| $476 USD | €426 EUR

ANTIQUE SOUTH EAST CAUCASIAN OR SHAHSAVAN MAFRASH ...

Item Ref
R-1442

Size: 2ft 0in x 1ft 9in (59 x 54cm).

Antique South East Caucasian or Shahsavan mafrash end panel

Circa 1900

Plain weave kilm with decorative embroidered designs to the field. Mafrash are bedding or storage bags used by the nomads, this panel is from the end of the bag. They make excellent table top decoration or small wall hangings.

Hand washed and ready for display.

Ref: R-1442.
£375
| $476 USD | €426 EUR

ANTIQUE KURDISH BAG COMPLETE WITH BACK, CIRCA ...

Item Ref
H-019

Size: 1ft 7in x 1ft 7in (47 x 49cm).

Antique Kurdish bag complete with stripped plain weave back.

Circa 1920.

The bag face is very well drawn with a simple design, surrounded by three borders

The bag is complete and has a good stripped plain weave back and nice closing lappets at the top.

The bag is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and full pile.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-019.
£350
| $444 USD | €398 EUR

ANTIQUE AFGHAN BALUCH DECORATIVE ANIMAL TRAPPING, CIRCA ...

Item Ref
MS10-06

Size: 2ft 2in x 12in (66 x 30cm).

Antique Afghan Baluch animal trapping.

Circa 1900/20.

The trapping would have been used to decorate a horse or camel on special occasions. The design is made up of well known designs often found on the borders of Baluch rugs.

The trapping is in good condition with slight even wear and good pile, the trapping would once have had long tassels at each end.

Stock Number: MS10-06.
£295
| $375 USD | €335 EUR

ANTIQUE PAIR OF SADDLEBAG FACES, LURI TRIBE, ...

Item Ref
H-478

Size: 1ft 4in x 1ft 3in(41 x 38cm) each face size.

A good pair of small saddlebag faces by the Luri tribe.

Circa 1900.

The bag faces are well drawn with a central latch hook medallion centred with a floral rosette / everlasting knot. The bag faces are of small size and fine weave. Short sections of kilim are retained at each end.

The bag faces are in very good condition with slight even wear and good pile.

The bag faces has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-478. Price is for the pair.
£700
| $889 USD | €795 EUR

ANTIQUE SHAHSAVAN SOUMAK BAG FACE WITH BIRD ...

Item Ref
H-432

Size: 2ft 1in x 1ft 9in (63 x 53cm).

Antique Shahsavan saddle bag face in soumak technique.

Mid 19th century.

An outstanding soumak bag face in a classic Shahsavan double headed bird design, superb natural dyes throughout with very fine soumak technique.

The bag face is in outstanding original condition with very slight wear and one small repair in the border lower left of center.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display. An outstanding and collectable example.

Stock Number: H-432.
SOLD

ANTIQUE SHAHSAVAN BAG FACE IN SOUMAK TECHNIQUE, ...

Item Ref
H-425

Size: 1ft 9in x 1ft 8in (53 x 50cm).

Antique Shahsavan saddle bag face in soumak technique.

Circa 1870.

An outstanding soumak bag face with the classic Shahsavan all over repeat medallion design, superb natural dyes throughout. The bag face is very finely drawn with great use of colour, the ivory ground border frames the bag face very well. Note the decorative and colourful closing lappets at the top of the bag.

The bag face is in outstanding original condition with very slight wear and no repairs.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display. An outstanding and collectable example.

Stock Number: H-425.
SOLD

ANTIQUE SHAHSAVAN SADDLE BAG FACE IN SOUMAK ...

Item Ref
H-390

Size: 2ft 0in x 2ft 0in (61 x 61cm).

Antique Shahsavan saddle bag face in soumak technique.

Circa 1880.

An outstanding soumak bag face in a classic Shahsavan design, superb natural dyes throughout.

The bag face is in outstanding original condition with very slight wear and no repairs. The top end retains the original closing lappets and there is a short kilim at the lower end.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display. An outstanding and collectable example.

Stock Number: H-390.
SOLD

ANTIQUE BALUCH SADDLE BAG FACE WITH MINA ...

Item Ref
H-024

Size: 3ft 3in x 2ft 7in (99 x 78cm) face size.

Antique Baluch saddle bag face with Mina Khani design, probably from Western Afghanistan

Circa 1860.

The bag face has a beautifully drawn example of the Mina Khani design to the face in superb natural colours. Mina Khani means 'many flowers'. The border designs are also superb with the main border being on a madder red ground. The bag face retains a flat woven panel to the top with a fine band of weft work decoration.

The bag face is in excellent condition with very slight wear and good pile.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

This is a rare and collectable bag face.

Stock Number: H-024.
SOLD

ANTIQUE AFSHAR TRIBE PILED MAFRASH PANEL, OUTSTANDING ...

Item Ref
H-063

Size: 4ft 4in x 1ft 4in (131 x 41cm) face size.

Antique piled mafrash panel by the Afshar tribe, a superb panel with outstanding colour.

Late 19th century.

This panel is probably the side panel from a bedding or storage bag. note the classic Afshar diagonal stripe border.

The panel is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile, the panel retains a short kilim strip at the top end.

The panel has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-063.
SOLD

ANTIQUE COMPLETE QASHQAI KHORJIN SADDLE BAGS OF ...

Item Ref
H-185

Size: 5ft 11in x 2ft 11in (180 x 89cm).

Antique tribal Qashqai Khorjin of large size with plain weave back.

Circa 1900.

The saddle bag faces are very well drawn with a central latch hook medallion.
The design is found in Qashqai, Khamseh, Luri and Afshar weaving, the bags have a traditional border. The decorative closing lappets are still in place at the top of each side. The bags have a plain weave back. The drawing of the bag faces is superb with many tribal elements including many small animals. The bags have wonderful colour.

The Khorjin is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile. The wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The khorjin has been hand washed and is ready for display. These are a really outstanding pair of bags of larger than normal size, they are an exceptional display item.

Stock Number: H-185.
SOLD

ANTIQUE QASHQAI BAG FACE, VERY FINE WEAVE, ...

Item Ref
KASC-90

Size: 2ft 1in x 2ft 4in (64 x 72cm).

Antique Qashqai bag face with a rare and sought after design.

4th quarter 19th century.

The bag face is very finely woven and has amazing colours, especially the yellow.

You will find bags with this design published in the leading books on Qashqai weaving and in the major collections.

The bag face is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and good pile.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: KASC-90

SOLD

ANTIQUE SOUTH CAUCASIAN BAG WITH STRIPED PLAIN ...

Item Ref
H-343

Size: 2ft 2in x 1ft 10in (65 x 56cm).

Antique South Caucasian bag with striped plain weave back.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is well drawn with a ivory ground central panel containing a floral design. The main border is in a design often found on Caucasian rugs.

The bag is in outstanding original condition with full pile, the top end retains the original closing loops and lappets.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

A very good collectable bag in superb display condition.

Stock Number: H-343.
SOLD

ANTIQUE VARAMIN REGION PILED MAFRASH PANEL, STARS ...

Item Ref
H-025

Size: 3ft 5in x 1ft 3in (103 x 38cm) face size.

Antique piled mafrash panel from the Varamin region, a superb panel with star border and animals to the field.

Circa 1900.

This panel is probably the side panel from a bedding or storage bag.

The panel is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile, the panel retains a short kilim strip at the lower end.

The panel has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-025.
SOLD

ANTIQUE QASHQAI TRIBAL HORSE COVER, BLANKET OR ...

Item Ref
AOR-003

Size: 5ft 0inx 4ft 9in (153 x 145cm) excluding tassels.

Antique Qashqai tribal horse cover .

Circa 1890.

The cover is on an ivory plain weave ground decorated with piled weaving with shrubs, flowers animals and people. Note the beautiful line of dancing ladies at the lower end.

The cover is in original condition with some wear and signs of use, it has not been washed and still has slight discolouration due to horse sweat etc.

A superb collectible display item.

Stock Number: AOR-003.
SOLD

ANTIQUE SILK WEFTED QASHQAI BAG FACE, VERY ...

Item Ref
KASC-86

Size: 1ft 8in x 2ft 1in (50 x 64cm).

Antique silk wefted Qashqai bag face of very fine weave.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is very well drawn and has outstanding colours including a very nice green.

The design is classic Qashqai, note the two small animals in the top corners.

The bag face is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and full pile.

The wool is very fine and soft with a very glossy shine.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: KASC-86

SOLD

ANTIQUE TIMURI BALUCH SADDLE BAGS, OPENED FOR ...

Item Ref
R-1602

Size: Opened 9ft 6in x 2ft 2in (290 x 67cm). Face size about 67 x 75cm.

Antique Timuri Baluch complete khorjin (pair of saddle bags).

Late 19th century.

This really outstanding Khorjin (saddlebags) has wonderful soft wool with great colours, it is of a traditional Timuri design. The saddle bags have been opened for display and could be used as a long narrow runner.

The plain weave back is stripped in tones of natural madder.

Excellent condition with very slight wear and good pile.

Hand washed and ready for display.

Ref: R-1602.
SOLD

ANTIQUE QASHQAI TRIBAL KHORJIN, SADDLE BAGS COMPLTE ...

Item Ref
H-418

Size: 2ft 7in x 1ft 4in (79 x 40cm).

Antique tribal Qashqai Khorjin with decorative plain weave back.

Circa 1900.

This fine set of khorjin (saddle bags) are of a small size, the faces have the striped cane design. The central panel is of a zig zag or chevron design. The bags retain the decorative closing panels and loops. The backs of the bags are in striped plain weave.

The Khorjin is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and good pile. The wool is very soft and the khorjin has a floppy handle.

The khorjin has been hand washed and is ready for display. A scare and collectible item.

Stock Number: H-418.
SOLD

ANTIQUE SHAHSAVAN SOUMAK SADDLEBAG WITH ORIGINAL BACK, ...

Item Ref
H-422

Size: 1ft 9in x 1ft 8in (54 x 51cm).

Antique Shahsavan half Khorjin (half a saddlebag), in soumak weave.

Circa 1880.

This is a very good example of a Shahsavan soumak saddlebag, with pleasing colour and classic design. The bag is a scarce survivor in that it still has its original plain weave back along with the closing lappets and loops at the top.

The bag is in excellent original condition with very slight wear to the face, there are a few small spots of old moth damage as can be seen in the images.

The bag has been hand washed and is ready for display. A scarce and highly collectable item.

Stock Number: H-422.
SOLD

ANTIQUE JAF KURD BAG FACE WITH DIAMOND ...

Item Ref
H-394

Size: 3ft 5in x 2ft 10in (104 x 87cm).

Antique Jaf Kurd bag face of diamond lattice design with good colour and excellent wool.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is well drawn with a hooked medallion lattice, the bag has a diamond design minor border on an ivory ground and a rosette main border on a indigo ground. The bag face is of an excellent large size.

The bag face is in outstanding condition with slight even wear and good thick pile.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-394.
SOLD

ANTIQUE PERSIAN TRIBAL QASHQAI BAG FACE, STUNNING ...

Item Ref
R-671

Size: 1ft 10in x 1ft 1Oin (55 x 55cm).

Antique Persian tribal Qashqai bag face of fine weave and good colour with plain weave back.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is very well drawn with a banded design. The coulurs are superb and include a soft green.

The design is classic Qashqai, with a very well drawn traditional border. This is a Qashqai bag face of the highest order.

The bag face is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and full pile. Note the original decorative closing panel at the top of the bag face. The bag still has its original plainweave back with closing loops at the top.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-671.
SOLD

ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN SHIRVAN BAG WITH BACK, SUPERB ...

Item Ref
H-344

Size: 1ft 0in x 1ft 0in (30 x 31cm) face size; 2ft 0in x 1ft 0in (60 x 31cm) open size.

Antique South East Caucasian Shirvan bag with striped plain weave back.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is well drawn with a abrashed madder red field containing traditional design elements that are often found on Shirvan rugs; these include a number of small birds and animals. The bag is complete with its striped plain weave back which has been opened at the sides for display. The bag has been protected during use by fine fabric stitched over the top edge. Small bags such as this were used for the storage of personal items.

The bag is in excellent original condition with very slight even wear and almost full pile, the plain weave back shows some wear to the corners through use.

We have not washed this item.

A very good collectable bag in superb display condition.

Stock Number: H-344.
SOLD

ANTIQUE SOUTH CAUCASIAN OR SHAHSAVAN KHORJIN SADDLEBAGS, ...

Item Ref
H-152

Size: 4ft 2in x 2ft 0in (128 x 61cm).

Antique South Caucasian or Shahsavan Khorjin with plain weave back.

Circa 1890.

The saddle bag faces are very well drawn with large medallion surrounded by floral rosettes and tribal design elements. This design is found on South Caucasian, Shahsavan and Karaja region rugs and saddle bags.

The Khorjin is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile to the faces. The wool is very soft and the bag face have a floppy handle. These bags have been used and there are signs of wear to the backs and to the central panel which has an old repair.... this adds to the attraction of the Khorjin.

The khorjin has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-152.
SOLD

ANTIQUE KHORJIN FACE BY THE QASHQAI TRIBE, ...

Item Ref
R-487

Size: 2ft 1in x 1ft 7in (63 x 49cm).

Antique Khorjin (saddle bag) face by the Qashqai tribe, a fine bag face with the classic Qashqai medallion design.

Circa 1900.

The bag face has wonderful colour and retains the closing panels at the top and some kilim at the lower end.

The bag face is in excellent condition with even wear and medium pile.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-487 and R-486.
SOLD

ANTIQUE PERSIAN TRIBAL QASHQAI BAG FACE, LATCH ...

Item Ref
R-473

Size: 2ft 1in x 1ft 1Oin (63 x 56cm).

Antique Persian tribal Qashqai bag face of fine weave and good colour.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is very well drawn with a large central latch hook medallion.

The design is classic Qashqai, with a very well drawn traditional border.

The bag face is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and full pile. Note the original decorative closing panel at the top of the bag face.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-473.
SOLD

ANTIQUE SOUTH PERSIAN AFSHAR TRIBAL SADDLE BAG, ...

Item Ref
H-103

Size: 2ft 9in x 2ft 0in (85 x 60cm).

Antique South Persian saddle bag by the Afshar tribe, complete with plain weave back, filled as a large cushion.

Circa 1900.

The bag face has a unusual and most interesting design of compartments each containing an eight point star, the bag is complete with plain weave back and traditional Afshar brocaded lappets at the top. The bag has been simply filled and secured at the top for use as a cushion.

The bag is in good condition with very slight even wear and good pile. The bag has a superb range of colours.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-103.
SOLD

ANTIQUE QASHQAI SADDLE BAG WITH STRIPPED PLAIN ...

Item Ref
H-014

Size: 2ft 0in x 2ft 0in (62 x 61cm) face size.

Antique tribal Qashqai bag face with stripped plain weave back.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is very well drawn with a central hooked medallion containing floral rosettes and small animals; with smaller hooked medallions to each corner.

The design is classic Qashqai, with a very well drawn traditional border. The decorative closing lappets are still in place at the top. The bag has a stripped plain weave back which has been opened for display.

The bag face is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile. The wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-014.
SOLD

ANTIQUE JAF KURD SADDLE BAG FACE, DIAMOND ...

Item Ref
H-337

Size: 2ft 9in x 2ft 2in (83 x 67cm).

Antique Jaf Kurd bag face of diamond lattice design with good colour and excellent wool.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is well drawn with a hooked medallion lattice, the bag has a diamond design main border on an ivory ground. Note the single white diamond in the center of the bag.

The bag face is in outstanding condition with slight even wear and good thick pile. The bag face has a firm handle.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-337.
SOLD

ANTIQUE JAF KURD BAG WITH PLAIN WEAVE ...

Item Ref
H-293

Size: 2ft 2in x 3ft 10in (66 x 116cm) including back.

Antique Jaf Kurd bag face of diamond lattice design with good clear colours and a striking zig zag design back.

Circa 1880.

The bag face is well drawn with a hooked medallion lattice, surrounded by a floral rosette border. The bag face retains the parts of the closing lappets at the top.

The back is of a very striking zig zag design, the back has some damage and old repairs from tribal use.

The bag face is in good condition with slight even wear and good pile, there is corrosion to the browns as would be expected. The wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-293.
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ANTIQUE JAF KURD SADDLE BAG FACE, LARGE ...

Item Ref
H-339

Size: 3ft 8in x 2ft 7in (113 x 78cm).

Antique Jaf Kurd bag face of diamond lattice design with good colour and large size.

Circa 1890.

The bag face is well drawn with a hooked medallion lattice, the bag has a floral rosette design main border and a boxed star inner border on a ivory ground. Note the somewhat quirky design where the inner border meets the field. Was the weaver just having fun or was it a novice weaver. Never the less it adds to the visual attraction of the bag face.

The bag face is in good condition with some wear and good long glossy pile, there is some corrosion to the browns. Note the decorative panel at the upper end. The bag face is of large size.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-339.
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ANTIQUE BALUCH SADDLE BAG, STAR AND OCTAGON ...

Item Ref
R-1125

Size: 2ft 1in x 2ft 4in (63 x 70cm). Face size.

Antique Baluch saddle bag with plain weave back. Western Afghanistan.

Circa 1880.

The saddle bag is of well known 'star and octagon' design. The field is filled with many tribal design elements. The bag is complete with its original plain weave back, this is decorated with bands of weft work. The bag has been opened for display.

The saddle bag is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and full pile. There is some corrosion.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-1125. (This is a pair to item number R-1126).
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ANTIQUE JAF KURD BAG FACE WITH SCARCE ...

Item Ref
H-049

Size: 3ft 6in x 2ft 1in (107 x 64cm).

Antique North Persian Jaf Kurd bag face of diamond lattice design with good soft colour and superb wool.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is well drawn with a hooked medallion lattice, the ivory ground border is of a very scarce design.

The bag face is in good condition with slight even wear and good pile, there is corrosion to the browns as would be expected. The wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle. There is one old repair in the center top border and a spot of heavy wear in the lower right corner.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-049.
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ANTIQUE KHORJIN FACE BY THE QASHQAI TRIBE, ...

Item Ref
R-799

Size: 2ft 2in x 2ft 0in (65 x 60cm).

Antique Khorjin (saddle bag) face by the Qashqai tribe, a fine bag face with a well drawn Herati design.

Circa 1900.

The bag face has wonderful colour and retains the weftwork panels at the top and some kilim at the lower end.

The bag face is in excellent condition with even wear and medium pile.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-799
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ANTIQUE HERIZ REGION PILED MAFRASH BAG PANEL, ...

Item Ref
H-417

Size: 3ft 8in x 1ft 9in (113 x 53cm) face size.

Antique piled mafrash panel from the Heriz region, a good panel with large scale floral design.

Circa 1900.

This panel is probably the side panel from a bedding or storage bag. Piled storage bag faces from the villages around Heriz are relatively scarce; this is a pleasing example.

The panel is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile, the panel retains a short kilim strip at the top end.

The panel has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-417.
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ANTIQUE CHANTEH BAG BY THE AFSHAR TRIBE, ...

Item Ref
H-447

Size: 1ft 7in x 11in (49 x 27cm).

Antique tribal chanteh (vanity bag) with plain weave back, by the Afshar Tribe.

Circa 1890.

A very good small tribal chanteh bag with original plain weave back. The face of the bag has a very interesting tribal design on it and the bag retains the original decorative tassels to three sides.

The bag is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and good pile, there are no repairs.

The bag has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-447.
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ANTIQUE SHAHSAVAN SADDLE BAG FACE IN SOUMAK ...

Item Ref
H-422

Size: 1ft 10in x 1ft 7in (56 x 48cm).

Antique Shahsavan saddle bag face in soumak technique.

Circa 1880.

A good soumak bag face in a classic Shahsavan bird head medallion design, superb natural dyes throughout. The pastel colours stand out against the dark indigo blue ground. There is a very good light green used especially in the border.

The bag face is in excellent original condition with very slight wear.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-422.
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ANTIQUE AFSHAR TRIBAL SADDLE BAG WITH PLAIN ...

Item Ref
H-022

Size: 2ft 9in x 2ft 0in (77 x 59cm) face size.

Antique saddle bag by the Afshar tribe, complete with plain weave back

Circa 1900.

The bag face has a unusual and most interesting design, the bag is complete with plain weave back and traditional Afshar brocaded lappets at the top.

The bag face is in good condition with even wear and medium pile.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-022.
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ANTIQUE SALT BAG BY THE AFSHAR TRIBE, ...

Item Ref
R-1023

Size: 1ft 7in x 1ft 8in (48 x 49cm).

Antique salt bag by the Afshar tribe.

Late 19th century.

This is a superb example of Afshar Soumak work with the Star and Lattice design. Note the original tassels with blue beads. The bag has a stripped plain weave back.

The salt bag is in excellent condition with very slight even wear.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-1023.
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ANTIQUE KURDISH KHORJIN SADDLE BAG, OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL ...

Item Ref
H-340

Size: 3ft 7in x 1ft 7in (108 x 49cm).

Antique Kurdish Khorjin (saddle bags) with striped plain weave back.

Circa 1900.

The saddle bag faces are very well drawn with latch hook medallions in a diamond lattice, the style is similar to that found on Jaf Kurd bag faces. The border is a floral design on a yellow ground. The bags retain the closing lappets and decorative chevron design central panel. The plain weave back has a striped design.

The Khorjin is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and good full pile to the faces.

The Khorjin has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-340.
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OLD JAF KURD BAG FACE WITH SCARCE ...

Item Ref
R-1383

Size: 3ft 1in x 2ft 9in (94 x 83cm).

Old North Persian Jaf Kurd bag face of diamond lattice design with good colour and superb wool.

Circa 1920.

The bag face is well drawn with a hooked medallion lattice, the ivory ground border is of a very scarce design.

The bag face is in outstanding condition with no wear and full pile. Note the short kilims at each end.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-1383.
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ANTIQUE NORTH PERSIAN JAF KURD BAG FACE ...

Item Ref
H-028

Size: 2ft 3in x 1ft 11in (108 x 83cm).

Antique North Persian Jaf Kurd bag face of diamond lattice design with good soft colour including light blues, soft reds, greens, yellows and pinks.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is of a large size and is well drawn with a hooked medallion lattice, surrounded by a floral rosette border. Note how the inner border changes at the top, differing from the sides.

The design is classic Jaf Kurd.

The bag face is in fair condition with even wear and low pile, there is corrosion to the brows as would be expected. The wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-028.
SOLD