OLD SOUTH PERSIAN AFSHAR SOUMAK RUG, SUPERB ...

Item Ref
H-230

Size: 6ft 8in x 4ft 8in (204 x 143cm)

Old South Persian soumak weave rug with lattice design.

Circa 1920.

A good example of an Afshar soumak weave rug, the rug has a diamond lattice design with a very well drawn reciprocal border. The ends have a chevron design and retain the original long tassel finishes.

Excellent original condition with very slight wear.

Hand washed and ready for use.

Stock Number: H-229.
£2,250

OLD TURKISH DOSEMEALTI VILLAGE RUG WITH UNUSUAL ...

Item Ref
H-228

Size: 5ft 1in x 4ft 0in (154 x 122cm).

A Turkish Dosemealti rug of the traditional design for this town.

Circa 1920.

A very good and well made rug with excellent colour including a very nice green to the field, this is a most unusual feature.

An excellent furnishing rug.

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

The rug has been hand washed and is ready for use.

The rug is suitable for normal domestic use.

Stock Number: H-228.
£1,250

ANTIQUE SOUTH PERSIAN AFSHAR SOFREH EATING CLOTH, ...

Item Ref
H-224

Size: 3ft 11in x 4ft 2in (120 x 128cm).

A good Persian sofreh (eating cloth) by the Afshar tribe, these were placed on the ground for food to be served on or in some cases for the preparation of bread.

Circa 1900/20.

This example is woven with a mixture of plain flat weave, weft work and some soumak. The central panel is of bold design with wonderful use of colour.

The sofreh is in excellent condition with very slight wear.

The sofreh is suitable for light domestic floor use or it would make a great throw or wall hanging.

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

Stock Number: H-224.
£495

OLD CAUCASIAN SHIRVAN PRAYER RUG WITH BOTEH ...

Item Ref
H-230

Size: 5ft 9in x 3ft 11in (174 x 120cm).

Old Caucasian Shirvan prayer rug with boteh design.

About 30 years old.

The rug has an ivory field with a large boteh design, there are various filler elements between the boteh including amulets.

The rug has slight even wear and good pile.

Hand washed and ready for use or display. A good furnishing rug of traditional design.

Stock Number: H-230.
£1,250

ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN KUBA REGION ZEJWA VILLAGE RUG, ...

Item Ref
H-223

Size: 6ft 9in x 4ft 6in (205 x 138cm)

Antique Caucasian Zejwa village rug of classic design.

4th quarter 19th century

Zejwa village is about 20km south of the town of Kuba in the eastern Caucasus. Rugs from this village are woven with a very distinctive serrated edge medallion design, they are one of the less common of the Caucasian village rugs.


This example is very closely related to the example published and discussed on page 305 of 'Oriental rugs Volume 1, Caucasian' by Ian Bennett. The design and border are almost identical to the published example which Ian Bennett describes as 'The greatest example of it's type that I have seen', and dates it to the 2nd half of the 19th century.

The Colour palette of my example is excellent with the unusual use of green, the drawing of the border is very pleasing.

good condition, even wear with medium pile.

I have not washed the rug, this is included in the price if required.

Stock Number: H-223.
£4,500

ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN SHIRVAN KILIM RUNNER, BANDED DESIGN, ...

Item Ref
H-222

Size: 10ft 6in x 2ft 11in (320 x 90cm).

Antique South Caucasian Shirvan kilim runner of outstanding colour and design.

Late 19th century.

A very good example of type, with traditional banded design. It is unusual to find kilim runners, this item has a selvedge on both edges so we know that it was made as a runner in this original width, probably on a simple narrow loom on the ground. Both ends retain the original plaited and braded end finishes.

The kilim is in excellent condition with very slight wear.

The kilim is suitable for normal domestic use.

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

Stock Number: H-222.
£1,250

ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN SOUMAK MAFRASH SIDE PANELS AND ...

Item Ref
H-217

Size: 4ft 2in x 3ft 1in (126 x 94cm)

A pair of antique Caucasian mafrash side panels in soumak work and plain weave base

Late 19th century.

These beautiful mafrash side panels and base woven as a single item have been opened for easy display or use on the floor as a rug

Perfect condition with all natural dyes

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

Stock Number: H-217.
£850

ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN KILIM MAFRASH SIDE PANELS AND ...

Item Ref
H-218

Size: 5ft 11in x 3ft 1in (181 x 93cm)

A pair of antique Caucasian mafrash side panels in kilim work and plain weave base.

Late 19th century.

These beautiful mafrash side panels and base woven as a single item have been opened for easy display or use on the floor as a rug. They are of bold graphic design with wonderful natural colours.

Excellent condition with slight wear and all natural dyes.

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

Stock Number: H-218.
£650

ANTIQUE NORTH WEST PERSIAN MAZLAHAN VILLAGE RUG ...

Item Ref
H-216

Size: 6ft 9in x 4ft 7in (206 x 140cm).

A good North West Persian 'Mazlahan' village rug from the Greater Hamadan Region.

Circa 1900/20.

Mazlahan village is located to the east of the city of Hamadan, the village is well known for producing a unique design of rug that is not found anywhere else. The unique feature of the design is the bold 'lightning strike' effect outlining the large central medallion.

This rug features a camel ground medallion containing a simple repeat shrub design, this is surrounded by some flowers and a number of birds. The outer field has a dark indigo ground and is covered in columns of various flower heads. The main border is a pleasing version of the 'turtle' design which is often found on Mazlahan rugs.

The rug is in good condition with slight wear and good pile. The rug is suitable for normal domestic use.

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

Stock Number: H-216.
£1,950

ANTIQUE SOUTH WEST PERSIAN QASHQAI KILIM, BOLD ...

Item Ref
H-212


Size: 9ft 7in x 4ft 8in (293 x 141cm).

Antique Persian Qashqai kilim, South West Persia.

Late 19th century.

A really outstanding Qashqai kilim with very bold graphic design and wonderful natural dye colours throughout.

Excellent condition, very slight wear, both ends retain the original checkerboard end finishes.

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

Stock Number: H-212.
£4,500

HAND KNOTTED TURKISH RUNNER, MAHAL DESIGN, EXCELLENT ...

Item Ref
H-220

Size: 7ft 10in x 2ft 7in (238 x 79cm).

Turkish hand knotted runner with Persian Mahal design, excellent soft colours.

The runner is about 20 years old but unused.

Very soft ivory/cream ground with a floral design in soft shades.

Excellent condition with no wear and full pile.

Ideal runner for domestic furnishing use.

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

Stock Number: H-220.
£895

OLD EAST CAUCASIAN CHICHI VILLAGE RUG, TRADITIONAL ...

Item Ref
H-219

Size: 5ft 4in x 4ft 2in (163 x 127cm).

Old Caucasian Chichi village rug with traditional design on an orange ground.

About 20 years old.

This rug was purchased about 20 years ago in Azerbaijan as part of a collection of Caucasian village rugs. The design is identical to the well known 19th century examples of Chichi village rugs. This example is very well made with an orange ground covered with rows of geometric, floral and eight point star motifs. The border is a distinctive feature of Chichi rugs and this example is one of the most traditional with a continuous diagonal stripe and rosette design.

The rug has very slight even wear and good pile.

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

Stock Number: H-219.
£1,750

ANTIQUE SOUTH PERSIAN AFSHAR LONG RUG, EXCELLENT ...

Item Ref
H-209

Size: 8ft 10in x 5ft 3in (270 x 161cm).

Antique South Persian Afshar long rug large medallion design.

Circa 1880.

A rug of superb colour and design with very fine soft glossy wool. The medallion is of the traditional Afshar hexagonal shape with the small arrowheads at the ends. The medallion is filled with a lattice of small colourful octagons. The rest of the field and the borders reflect Afshar weaving at its best. Both ends retain the original fine stripped kilims.... although slightly ragged in places.

Excellent condition with even wear, medium pile.

Hand washed and ready for use.

Stock Number: H-209.
£5,500

ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN KAZAK PRAYER RUG, PROBABLY FACHRALO, ...

Item Ref
H-207

Size: 5ft 8in x 3ft 6in. (172 x 106cm)

Antique Caucasian Fachralo Kazak prayer rug of traditional design.

Late 19th century..

A well drawn rug with excellent clear colours, there is a large ivory ground central medallion and note the floating mihrab at the top of the rug. This design is well known and usually associated with late 19th century rugs.

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

The rug not yet been washed but this service is included in the price.

Ref: H-207.
£3,500

ANTIQUE AFGHAN BALUCH PRAYER RUG WITH TREE ...

Item Ref
H-204

Size: 3ft 6in x 2ft 5in (106x 73cm).

Antique Baluch camel ground prayer rug with tree of life on a camel ground, Northern Afghanistan.

Late 19th century.

This is a very sweet small prayer rug with a classic tree of life on a camel ground. The tree is surrounded by an inner border of eight point stars. The hand placements also contain a star design, with two stars on the left and three on the right.

The rug is in good condition with even wear, and medium pile.

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

The rug is suitable for light domestic use.

Stock Number: H-204.
£950

ANTIQUE TURKISH KIRSEHIR VILLAGE RUG, WONDERFUL COLOUR, ...

Item Ref
H-196

Size: 5ft 9in x 3ft 11in (176 x 120cm).

Antique Central Anatolian Kirsehir village rug of traditional design with great colour.

Late 19th century.

A good example of a Kirsehir rug with a large central medallion and floral design to the spandrels. The outer border is of a traditional design and the inner stripes are typical of these rugs and are known as 'Sobokli stripes'. The colour palette is excellent with a very good soft green.

Good condition, even wear and medium pile, there are some old scattered repairs. The wool is very soft and the rug has a very floppy handle.

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

Stock Number: H-196.
£3,250

OLD BALUCH PRAYER RUG, TREE OF LIFE, ...

Item Ref
H-177

Size: 4ft 1in x 2ft 7in (124x 78cm).

Old Baluch camel ground prayer rug with tree of life on a camel ground.

Circa 1920/30.

The rug is beautifully drawn with a tree of life and has excellent colour, the camel wool ground is very soft.
Note the small animals throughout the field and also the two camels with riders at the base. The rug retains the original decorated long kilim end finishes at both ends.

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

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

The rug is suitable for normal domestic use.

Stock Number: H-177.
£1,250

ANTIQUE SOUTH PERSIAN AFSHAR RUG WITH REPEAT ...

Item Ref
H-211

Size: 7ft 0in x 4ft 5in (214 x 134cm).

Antique Southern Persian Afshar rug with all over large boteh design.

Circa 1900/20.

A very well made rug with a pleasing large scale boteh design on a indigo blue field. The boteh are well drawn and include the use of a soft green to the center of the flower. Of particular note are the weft work panels at both ends of the rug.

Good condition with slight even wear and good pile.

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

Stock Number: H-211.
£2,250

ANTIQUE SOUTH WEST PERSIAN KHAMSEH RUG WITH ...

Item Ref
H-210

Size: 5ft 6in x 4ft 4in (167 x 132cm).

Antique Khamseh tribal rug with the well known large scale boteh design on an ivory ground.

Circa 1900.

The rug is covered with five rows of large boteh and in between them the field is covered in 100's of very small boteh. The border design is of a classic Khamseh design. The rug has the original checkerboard design at both ends. The rug has excellent natural dyes throughout.

The rug is in good condition with a even wear and medium pile.

The rug is suitable for normal domestic use.

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

Stock Number: H-210.
£2,500

ANTIQUE PERSIAN BALUCH RUG, KHORASAN REGION, ALL ...

Item Ref
H-208

Size: 4ft 11in x 3ft 1in (150 x 93cm).

Antique Persian Khorasan region Baluch rug with all over repeat design.

Circa 1900.

A good Baluch rug with interesting field design of repeated design elements that are Turkmen inspired, the border design is of particular note. Note the use of small yellow highlights in the field design.

The rug is in good condition with slight even wear with good pile.

Hand washed and ready for use or display. The rug is suitable for light normal use.

Stock Number: H-208.
£950

ANTIQUE TEKKE TURKMEN ENSI DOOR HANGING OF ...

Item Ref
H-205

Size: 4ft 11in x 3ft 5in (150 x 104cm).

Antique Tekke Turkmen Ensi of very early form.

1st half 19th century.

Early Tekke ensi are quite scarce and this example despite its condition is complete. The colours are excellent and combined with the quality of the drawing and the weave we can give this example an early date.

The ensi has been conserved by patching from the back any holes or weak areas.

Hand washed and ready for display.

Stock Number: H-205.
£1,500

ANTIQUE PERSIAN FARAGHAN RUG WITH SHRUB DESIGN, ...

Item Ref
R-1747

Size: 6ft 11in x 4ft 4in (212 x 131cm).

Antique Persian Faraghan rug of the garden shrub design with a small single medallion.

Circa 1900.

This is a superb example of a Faraghan rug with fine weave and a very well drawn shrub design in a lattice format with a small central medallion. The colours are really outstanding and give the rug a light feel even though it has a dark indigo blue field. The rug has a classic feel and would grace any home complementing fine antique furniture.

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

The rug is suitable for normal domestic use.

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

Stock Number: R-1747.
£4,250

ANTIQUE SOUTH WEST PERSIAN TRIBAL QASHQAI RUG, ...

Item Ref
AOR-1714

Size: 6ft 9in x 4ft 4in (206 x 133cm).

A good Antique Tribal Qashqai rug, triple linked medallion design with superb colour.

Late 19th century.

A very pleasing rug with three linked medallions each containing the Qashqai emblem, the field is filled with large birds, a few animals and many flowers and small boteh. The triple borders are of a classic Qashqai floral design. The rug retains its original checkerboard finishes at both ends.

The rug is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and good pile, the rug is of fine weave with very soft wool, the rug has a nice floppy handle in the hand.

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

Stock Number: R-1714.
£4,250

ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN KONAKEND RUG OF CLASSIC DESIGN, ...

Item Ref
H-203

Size: 5ft 9in x 4ft 2in (174 x 128cm).

Antique Eastern Caucasian Konakend rug with the traditional split palmette design.

Late 19th century.

A good example of a Konakend village rug from the Eastern Caucasus, the design is the traditional split palmette or bird head, in ivory on a dark indigo field. The border design is also typical for this village. The rug has a very light feel due to the large amount of ivory and olive brown used in the weaving.

The rug is in excellent condition with fine weave and slight even wear and good pile. Both ends retain the original flat woven and plaited finishes.

The rug is suitable for normal domestic use.

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

Stock Number: H-203.
£3,250