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. Updated 8/12/2019.
An attractive antique Heriz small carpet with beautiful natural colours and some striking "abrash" as proof of its considerable age. It also has a supple handle and relatively fine knotting in contrast to the loud and rigid Heriz carpets from the 2nd quarter of the 20th C onwards.
The upper short end border has been partly (and professionally) rewoven, there are a few other minor spot repairs but the side cords remain intact and it has good pile virtually throughout.
Antique Heriz carpets are back in demand due to their decorative merit and suitability for a wide range of interiors including contemporary and minimalist settings.
This is a beautiful and well preserved Caucasian rug with good wool, all natural dyes, one small area of slight surface wear in lower left field but otherwise in original condition. The side cords and ends are also original, the lower left braided corner now restored. There are traces of old hanging loops along the right side which explains its fresh condition, having avoided feet for most of its life.
The "medachyl" border can be attributed to several regions in the Caucasus and curiously it's also found in early village rugs from western Anatolia, carried through in some of the now defunct DOBAG project pieces.
A really striking Heriz carpet that no photograph can truly illustrate. The all natural colours are superb, greatly helped by the lustrous high lanolin quality wool. It also shows that charming spontaneity in drawing that sets the older pieces apart from later commercial produce.
Recently acquired from a Swedish collection, the carpet is in full pile apart from a few minute spots of very slight surface wear. The side cords and lower short end finishes are all intact, the upper short end had lost one knot row which has been replaced since photography. A great carpet of a type now rising to the levels of popularity good Heriz pieces enjoyed before the downturn.