In this category I list recently acquired pieces of all groups and sizes for a duration of maximum 4 months after arrival, thereafter they appear in their respective sections. More images of any lot available on request. In recent weeks I have acquired another couple of pieces that will be posted in early April. Updated 4/7/2020.
Pousthis are small rugs originally intended for seating when entertaining guests and visitors. Most of the time they were stored away as works of art, perhaps displayed on walls or furniture, but rarely used on the floor. This explains why one occasionally comes across these little jewels in near perfect condition despite their age.
Bidjars are among the most densely woven Persian rugs, this example with a staggering 306/sq inch being even above the high norm of this group. In excellent condition, having lost only one row of knots (now secured), otherwise it's all original, free of repairs, in full pile.
The rugs woven in Bidjar town and surrounding villages are among the most densely packed, robust a pieces woven in Persia. The 2-3 wefts are packed extremely heavily, yielding a weave so tight that it's hard to roll an old Bidjar. Another characteristic is the often slightly crooked shape, due to the primitive type of wooden looms described by Cecil Edwards in his 1950's work The Persian Carpet.
This high quality "poushti" or seating mat has a knot count of 225/sq inch, in perfect condition with original ends and sides. Natural dyes, no repairs, ready to use as a lovely wall hanging or floor rug.
The DOBAG rugs woven in Koru were always coveted and sought after by DOBAG enthusiasts, based on their consistent quality, unusual designs and superb wool. This charming, decorative rug, now 16 years old and having been in constant use, now looks better than it did when new. The natural colours have deepened and mellowed, the wool gloss has emerged developed, the rug now beginning to look like a late 19th C Anatolian village rug. As all DOBAGs and especially the pieces from Koru, it was very well woven with solid end kilims and side cords, the entire still in excellent condition throughout. Signed Z.O. with the Y for Yunt Dag, dated 2004.
A beautiful, traditional Heriz carpet woven in the Georavan district, featuring all the wonderful natural dyes that mellow so beautifully with age. A decorative, robust and hard wearing carpet that will enhance any room, sought after by decorators and rug enthusiasts worldwide.
In very good condition throughout with near full pile apart from two areas of right side field showing very slight, even wear. free of repairs. More images available on request.
Heriz carpets never fell out of favour with all the daft interior fashion swings in recent years and now they are back as universally the strongest in demand of all decorative carpets. They "work" in most settings, creating an immediate warmth and casual feel-good effect that none other seem to match.
This early piece features a range of subtle, soft colours, including a sought after faded sky blue. In very good condition showing only a few small patches of slight, natural surface wear. No repairs other than securements at each short end with 2-3 knot rows missing, original side cords. A highly decorative carpet of a sought after size at a modest price.
I have a vivid recollection of buying this rug. The weaver Gulseren Kus was half way through the rug on her loom which was located on the first floor, her cow and a few sheep living downstairs. One look at the quality of weave and above all the inspired play with colours as seen in the borders and secondary field motifs, made the decision easy. This is what the earlier DOBAG pieces were about, later examples often being more planned and sterile.
Now 20 years old, having been carefully minded by its first owners, it has acquired a sheen and softness of the colours that only time, and gentle use, can bring about. Signed G.K. A real collector's piece and fit for at least another generation of floor wear.