The runner selection lists the Semi-antique, Antique and DOBAG runners in current stock. DOBAG runners are also located in the Current Stock group marked DOBAGs etc. Also please note several newly acquired runners can shortly be found under Recent Acquisitions. More images available by request. This listing was updated 6/4/2021.
Clean, uncut (borders removed) antique runners of this size are extremely rare and sought after. I recall searching for one for our own home and it took several years to spot one that ticked all the boxes.
This is a real village rug, woven "freestyle" without cartoons or charts, thereby allowing the weaver to create a quirky, cheerful piece. The soft natural colours have mellowed beautifully and it has been kept in good condition by previous caretakers. Coarsely woven, as most Georavans are, near full pile in the main but one or two small areas showing slight wear. Original side cords present, no loss at short ends and generally in good shape. This image is taken from a ladder, hence its "crooked" appearance.
A beautiful and incredibly fresh, solid Sarab rug, woven on wool warp with superb natural colours, in full pile throughout, original ends and side cords, free of repairs. The vast majority of "antique" Sarabs on world markets are woven much later, typically on cotton warp, with harsh colours and sterile designs. This is an absolute gem, originating in a private Swedish collection. More images available on request.
A very attractive runner of a much sought after size with an unusual design and colouring, in good condition throughout apart from spots of very slight surface wear. For further info on this piece, click Recent Acquisitions, and scroll down.
A very attractive, classical Caucasian rug, around 150 years old yet in very good condition throughout with near full pile overall, original side cords, traces of original short end kilim at upper end and only a number of minor, scattered repairs throughout. Great range of natural colours and a very attractive, spontaneous design. For further info on this piece, click Recent Acquisitions, and scroll down.
The distinctive Kelardasht rugs from this period usually feature a single row of "Memling" guls on red ground. Like most Kurdish weavings they are woven on brown wool warp in fairly coarse weave but originally with thick pile, reflecting the beautiful natural colours like Caucasian Kazaks, a group with which they are often confused.
This example is unusually wide with generous border and open spaces, in very good condition showing only very slight spot wear. Original ends and sides intact, no repairs worth noting.
A traditional Sarab runner with an elegant design of 5 linked medallions on light camel brown ground. The combination of ivory main border and three ivory medallions creates a very pleasing effect, a style of rug that works equally well in contemporary as well as vintage settings.
The runner has lost 2-3 knot rows at the upper short end and there are a few spots of old re-piling, other than that the piece is in good condition throughout showing only small spots of very slight surface wear. An elegant hall runner of a desirable size, at an affordable price.
A truly beautiful, rare and early example of Azerbaijani weaving, featuring a range of outstanding natural colours and a very pleasing, elegant design. In excellent condition throughout with only a minute repair in the field. For further info on this piece, click Recent Acquisitions, and scroll down.
An attractive, decorative and robust Heriz runner, still old enough to feature natural dyes only, in flawless condition throughout, set to last for generations to come. For further info on this piece click Current Stock, then Recent Acquisitions, and scroll down.
This is an early example of a style of runner that later on, in a much simplified form, was labelled Karadja after the town in Persian Azerbaijan. The fact that it's woven on an all wool foundation and has such a striking spontaneity of drawing, plus a most unusual range of natural colours, places it in the mid 19th C.
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A highly decorative, charming and jolly runner featuring some quirky content such as various paired birds in the field with two peacocks near the top end. The piece has good natural dyes, good wool, original sides and ends and no restoration, only two areas with even wear resulting in low pile. In most areas it's in full pile, ready to serve for yet another generation at least.
A stunningly fresh, solid, finely woven runner in absolutely perfect condition throughout. Wonderful natural colours, woven on wool warp. Original ends and sides, repair free, set to go for generations. For further info on this piece, click Recent Acquisitions and scroll down.
A exceptional runner of the highest quality available from Ingelas where, at the time, some superb rugs and runners were woven. Today by contrast, Ingelas are at the bottom of the heap of crude, poor quality Hamadans.
The narrow format is rare, and genuine - many narrow runners are deliberately reduced - whereas this piece has been maintained in perfect condition given a minimum of use. The dyes are natural, the knotting exceptional at around 170/sq inch, free of repairs in full pile.
Sarab is best known for its distinctive runners woven around the turn of the century, recognised by their light beige or camel brown ground and open, rhythmical designs. The best pieces were woven in the late 19th C with a lot of open space and un-cluttered borders, using only superb natural colours for the wool dyeing.
This big runner is an absolute cracker, with fresh, light colours, an inspired and quirky design showing playful spontaneity. In excellent condition throughout and a highly decorative, impressive furnishing piece.
Runners like this magnificent example are very rare on international markets. Most examples on offer would have wear, plenty of repairs, reduction in size, etc. This beauty is totally original with its ends and sides intact and only minimal spots of slight surface wear.
Woven on wool foundation it has glorious natural colours, impervious to light and water, meaning it won't fade and the colours won't run. If you have a large, cold corridor or hall way in need of warming up, this runner will do it in one blow, and it will last for generations to come. It will also "work" in contemporary as well as classical interiors.