The following is a selection of fine and unusual Suzani and other tapestries, kilims, saddle bags, tribal weavings and, if in stock, Arts & Crafts pieces. You will fine a couple of newly arrived kilims under Recent Acquisitions. Updated 23/9/2017
A beautiful wool pile bag face with natural colours, originally one half of a complete double bag, in good condition apart from minor loss at one short end. For further info on this piece, click Recent Acquisitions, and scroll down.
A beautiful little piece of tribal art in very good condition with natural colours and glowing wool pile. For further into on it, click Recent Acquisitions, and scroll down.
The "azmalyk" were woven in an identical pair by some of the Turkoman subtribes as part of dowry. The exact purpose was to decorate the camel carrying the young bride, an azmalyk displayed on each side below her saddle, the bride herself completely covered in textiles so as to be invisible until confronted with her husband (possibly for the first time). We have the pair available.
€1900.- each or 3500.- the pair
Knotted pile rugs of this size are rare, the vast majority being flatweaves in kilim or weft float embroidery techniques. This was in all likelihood originally one long side panel of a foursided mafrash. A beautiful little piece, finely woven with good, natural colours and free of repairs.
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This idyllic pastoral scene is drawn in the manner of Francois Boucher (1703-1770), a distinguished painter who also produced cartoons for the Beauvais ateliers in France, modified versions of which were later woven in Aubusson. This charming example is finely woven in wool and silk, the yarns dyed with natural dyes of good quality compared to pieces from the late 19th C which were prone to fading.
In excellent, original and virtually repair free condition, of a very desirable size. A very closely related piece was sold by Sotheby's of London in February 1996, Lot 68, as part of the important Vigo-Sternberg tapestry collection.
The beautiful, usually small, kilims known as "Manastir" were woven by nomads who had been displaced to the Balkans during the late Ottoman era, then returned to their homeland in western Anatolia where they continued weaving kilims but now with clear Balkan influence.
This little gem has a striking, simple and beautifully proportioned design, showing a great understanding of colour interaction and harmony. The off-white details are woven in cotton. In good condition apart from some reweaves to the old corroded black woo.
A very beautiful thing, finely woven as can be expected from this region compared to similar work from Persian Azerbaijan. The concept of horisontal stripes is common throughout the Orient and can be stunningly appealing in good antique examples but absolutely jarring in modern produce using aggressive synthetic colours and thick wool. The colours used here are of first class natural dyes, subtle and soothing to the brain. Apart from a few very minor repairs the kilim is in very good condition throughout. Would transform a room if displayed on the wall.
Ref: Y. Petsopoulos, Kilim, Pl. 313
A beautiful, striking kilim with excellent natural colours, spontaneously drawn in horisontal bands without an outside border - a common feature of kilim weaving in NW Persia and SE Caucasus. Solid weave structure with dove tailing, slit tapestry and additional weft float embroidery in details. Woven on cotton warp making it a robust, hard wearing piece. In excellent condition throughout.