ANTIQUE SHAHSAVAN SADDLE BAG FACE IN SOUMAK ...

Item Ref
H-390

Size: 2ft 0in x 2ft 0in (61 x 61cm).

Antique Shahsavan saddle bag face in soumak technique.

Circa 1880.

An outstanding soumak bag face in a classic Shahsavan design, superb natural dyes throughout.

The bag face is in outstanding original condition with very slight wear and no repairs. The top end retains the original closing lappets and there is a short kilim at the lower end.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display. An outstanding and collectable example.

Stock Number: H-390.
£3,950
| $5,505 USD | €4,603 EUR

ANTIQUE AFSHAR TRIBE PILED MAFRASH PANEL, OUTSTANDING ...

Item Ref
H-063

Size: 4ft 4in x 1ft 4in (131 x 41cm) face size.

Antique piled mafrash panel by the Afshar tribe, a superb panel with outstanding colour.

Late 19th century.

This panel is probably the side panel from a bedding or storage bag. note the classic Afshar diagonal stripe border.

The panel is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile, the panel retains a short kilim strip at the top end.

The panel has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-063.
£2,950
| $4,111 USD | €3,438 EUR

ANTIQUE BAGFACE BY THE SAN JABI KURDS, ...

Item Ref
R-1202

Size: 3ft 9in x 3ft 3in (114 x 100cm).

Antique San Jabi Kurd bag face of double hooked medallion design with a beautifully drawn bird foot border.

Late 19th century.

The bag face is well drawn with hooked medallions surrounded by a floral rosettes and other tribal devices, outside the bird foot border is another border of floral rosettes. The bag face retains the closing lappets at the top. The ground colour is a dark aubergine.

The design is classic most unusual and this is a scarce collectors item.

The bag face is in good condition with even wear and medium/low pile, there is corrosion to the aubergine as would be expected. The wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-1202.
£2,750
| $3,832 USD | €3,205 EUR

ANTIQUE SHAHSAVAN BAG FACE IN SOUMAK TECHNIQUE, ...

Item Ref
H-392

Size: 1ft 10in x 1ft 10in (57 x 57cm).

Antique Shahsavan saddle bag face in soumak technique.

Circa 1880.

An outstanding soumak bag face in a classic Shahsavan design, superb natural dyes throughout.

The bag face is in outstanding original condition with very slight wear and no repairs.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display. An outstanding and collectable example.

Stock Number: H-392.
£2,750
| $3,832 USD | €3,205 EUR

ANTIQUE KURDISH VARAMIN REGION KHORJIN SADDLEBAGS, GREAT ...

Item Ref
H-256

Size: 5ft 0in x 2ft 4in (153 x 72cm).

Antique Kurdish Varamin region Khorjin with plain weave back.

Circa 1900.

The saddle bag faces are drawn with a diagonal repeat boteh design surrounded by a Turkmen inspired design border on a wonderful soft pea green colour. Note the piled decorative central panel with floral rosettes. The backs are in black un-dyed wool plain weave.

The Khorjin is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile. The wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The khorjin has been hand washed and is ready for display. These are a really outstanding pair of bags, they are an exceptional display item.

Stock Number: H-256.
£2,500
| $3,484 USD | €2,914 EUR

ANTIQUE SHAHSAVAN BAG FACE IN SOUMAK TECHNIQUE, ...

Item Ref
H-391

Size: 1ft 10in x 1ft 9in (56 x 53cm).

Antique Shahsavan saddle bag face in soumak technique.

Circa 1880.

An outstanding soumak bag face in a classic Shahsavan design, superb natural dyes throughout.

The bag face is in outstanding original condition with very slight wear and no repairs.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display. An outstanding and collectable example.

Stock Number: H-391.
£2,250
| $3,136 USD | €2,622 EUR

ANTIQUE SOUTH CAUCASIAN BAG WITH STRIPED PLAIN ...

Item Ref
H-343

Size: 2ft 2in x 1ft 10in (65 x 56cm).

Antique South Caucasian bag with striped plain weave back.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is well drawn with a ivory ground central panel containing a floral design. The main border is in a design often found on Caucasian rugs.

The bag is in outstanding original condition with full pile, the top end retains the original closing loops and lappets.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

A very good collectable bag in superb display condition.

Stock Number: H-343.
£2,250
| $3,136 USD | €2,622 EUR

ANTIQUE COMPLETE KHORJIN SADDLEBAGS BY THE KHAMSEH ...

Item Ref
H-253

Size: 3ft 10in x 2ft 0in (117 x 62cm).

Antique Persian tribal Khamseh Khorjin complete with plain weave back.

Circa 1880.

The saddle bag faces are very well drawn with a central medallion surrounded by herati.
The design is found in Khamseh weaving, usually on bags but also on rugs and carpets, the bags have a traditional south west Persian border. The decorative closing lappets are still in place at the top of each side. The bags have a plain weave back. The bags have wonderful colour.

The Khorjin is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile. The wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The khorjin has been hand washed and is ready for display. These are a really outstanding pair of bags, they are an exceptional display item.

Stock Number: H-253.
£1,950
| $2,718 USD | €2,273 EUR

ANTIQUE QASHQAI TRIBAL HORSE COVER, BLANKET OR ...

Item Ref
AOR-003

Size: 5ft 0inx 4ft 9in (153 x 145cm) excluding tassels.

Antique Qashqai tribal horse cover .

Circa 1890.

The cover is on an ivory plain weave ground decorated with piled weaving with shrubs, flowers animals and people. Note the beautiful line of dancing ladies at the lower end.

The cover is in original condition with some wear and signs of use, it has not been washed and still has slight discolouration due to horse sweat etc.

A superb collectible display item.

Stock Number: AOR-003.
£1,950
| $2,718 USD | €2,273 EUR

ANTIQUE VARAMIN REGION PILED MAFRASH PANEL, STARS ...

Item Ref
H-025

Size: 3ft 5in x 1ft 3in (103 x 38cm) face size.

Antique piled mafrash panel from the Varamin region, a superb panel with star border and animals to the field.

Circa 1900.

This panel is probably the side panel from a bedding or storage bag.

The panel is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile, the panel retains a short kilim strip at the lower end.

The panel has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-025.
£1,950
| $2,718 USD | €2,273 EUR

ANTIQUE SHAHSAVAN MAFRASH PANEL IN SOUMAK TECHNIQUE, ...

Item Ref
H-393

Size: 3ft 2in x 1ft 7in (97 x 49cm).

Antique Shahsavan mafrash panel in soumak technique with traditional design.

Circa 1880.

A good Shahsavan mafrash panel in soumak technique. The colours are superb and all natural. The panel is probably from the side of a large storage bag.

The mafrash panel is in original condition with slight even wear and no repairs.

The mafrash panel has been hand washed and is ready for display. A superb collectable bag face.

Stock Number: H-393.
£1,750
| $2,439 USD | €2,039 EUR

ANTIQUE JAF KURD BAG FACE WITH DIAMOND ...

Item Ref
H-394

Size: 3ft 5in x 2ft 10in (104 x 87cm).

Antique Jaf Kurd bag face of diamond lattice design with good colour and excellent wool.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is well drawn with a hooked medallion lattice, the bag has a diamond design minor border on an ivory ground and a rosette main border on a indigo ground. The bag face is of an excellent large size.

The bag face is in outstanding condition with slight even wear and good thick pile.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-394.
£1,650
| $2,299 USD | €1,923 EUR

ANTIQUE BALUCH SADDLE BAG, STAR AND OCTAGON ...

Item Ref
R-1126

Size: 2ft 1in x 2ft 4in (63 x 70cm). Face size.

Antique Baluch saddle bag with plain weave back. Western Afghanistan.

Circa 1880.

The saddle bag is of well known 'star and octagon' design. The field is filled with many tribal design elements. The bag is complete with its original plain weave back, this is decorated with bands of weft work. The bag has been opened for display.

The saddle bag is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and full pile. There is some corrosion.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-1126. (This is a pair to item number R-1125).
£1,250
| $1,742 USD | €1,457 EUR

ANTIQUE FERAGHAN SADDLE COVER, CIRCA 1900

Item Ref
R-402

Size: 3ft 5in x 3ft 1in. (104 x 94cm).

Antique Feraghan saddle cover.

Circa 1900.

Generally very good pile with very subtle colour variation in the indigo field.

Both ends and a hole in the field have been restored to a very high standard.

Hand washed and offered in showroom condition.

Ref: R-402.



£1,150
| $1,603 USD | €1,340 EUR

ANTIQUE QASHQAI SADDLE BAG WITH STRIPPED PLAIN ...

Item Ref
H-014

Size: 2ft 0in x 2ft 0in (62 x 61cm) face size.

Antique tribal Qashqai bag face with stripped plain weave back.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is very well drawn with a central hooked medallion containing floral rosettes and small animals; with smaller hooked medallions to each corner.

The design is classic Qashqai, with a very well drawn traditional border. The decorative closing lappets are still in place at the top. The bag has a stripped plain weave back which has been opened for display.

The bag face is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile. The wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-014.
£1,100
| $1,533 USD | €1,282 EUR

ANTIQUE JAF KURD BAG FACE OF LARGE ...

Item Ref
H-300

Size: 2ft 11in x 2ft 9in (90 x 84cm).

Antique Jaf Kurd bag face of diamond lattice design with good colour and superb wool.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is well drawn with a hooked medallion lattice, the bag has a floral rosette main border and an inner border of diamond design on an ivory ground. The bag face is of a large size.

The bag face is in outstanding condition with no wear and full pile. Note the closing lappets are retained at the top end and some of the decorative kilim is at the lower end.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-300.
£1,100
| $1,533 USD | €1,282 EUR

ANTIQUE JAF KURD BAG WITH PLAIN WEAVE ...

Item Ref
H-293

Size: 2ft 2in x 3ft 10in (66 x 116cm) including back.

Antique Jaf Kurd bag face of diamond lattice design with good clear colours and a striking zig zag design back.

Circa 1800.

The bag face is well drawn with a hooked medallion lattice, surrounded by a floral rosette border. The bag face retains the parts of the closing lappets at the top.

The back is of a very striking zig zag design, the back has some damage and old repairs from tribal use.

The bag face is in good condition with slight even wear and good pile, there is corrosion to the browns as would be expected. The wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-293.
£1,100
| $1,533 USD | €1,282 EUR

ANTIQUE JAF KURD SADDLE BAG FACE, DIAMOND ...

Item Ref
H-336

Size: 2ft 3in x 2ft 0in (68 x 60cm).

Antique Jaf Kurd bag face of diamond lattice design with good colour and superb wool.

Circa 1890.

The bag face is well drawn with a hooked medallion lattice, the bag has a zig-zag design main border on an ivory ground. Note the single white diamond in the center of the bag.

The bag face is in outstanding condition with slight even wear and good pile. Note the closing lappets are retained at the top end and the decorative panel at the lower end. The bag face has a floppy handle.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-336.
£1,100
| $1,533 USD | €1,282 EUR

ANTIQUE JAF KURD SADDLE BAG FACE, DIAMOND ...

Item Ref
H-337

Size: 2ft 9in x 2ft 2in (83 x 67cm).

Antique Jaf Kurd bag face of diamond lattice design with good colour and excellent wool.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is well drawn with a hooked medallion lattice, the bag has a diamond design main border on an ivory ground. Note the single white diamond in the center of the bag.

The bag face is in outstanding condition with slight even wear and good thick pile. The bag face has a firm handle.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-337.
£1,100
| $1,533 USD | €1,282 EUR

ANTIQUE JAF KURD SADDLE BAG FACE, LARGE ...

Item Ref
H-339

Size: 3ft 8in x 2ft 7in (113 x 78cm).

Antique Jaf Kurd bag face of diamond lattice design with good colour and large size.

Circa 1890.

The bag face is well drawn with a hooked medallion lattice, the bag has a floral rosette design main border and a boxed star inner border on a ivory ground. Note the somewhat quirky design where the inner border meets the field. Was the weaver just having fun or was it a novice weaver. Never the less it adds to the visual attraction of the bag face.

The bag face is in good condition with some wear and good long glossy pile, there is some corrosion to the browns. Note the decorative panel at the upper end. The bag face is of large size.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-339.
£1,100
| $1,533 USD | €1,282 EUR

ANTIQUE COMPLETE LURI FARS REGION KHORJIN SADDLE ...

Item Ref
R-1524

Size: 3ft 11in x 1ft 9in (120 x 53cm).

Antique Persian tribal Luri Khorjin with plain weave back.

Circa 1900/20.

The saddle bag faces are very well drawn with a central hooked medallion.
The design is typical of the Fars region Luri tribe , with a traditional border containing small rosettes. The decorative closing lappets are still in place at the top of each side. The bags have a plain weave back which has multi coloured stripped decoration.

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

The khorjin has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-1524.
£1,100
| $1,533 USD | €1,282 EUR

ANTIQUE KURDISH YASTIK, EXCELLENT COLOUR, CIRCA 1900. ...

Item Ref
R-1598

Size: 2ft 11in x 2ft 3in (90 x 69cm).

Antique Kurdish yastik with excellent colour and traditional design.

Circa 1900.

Yastik are small piled rugs that were used as pillows or back rests.

The yastik is well drawn with good colour including a soft yellow. The border design is of particular interest.

The yastik is in good condition with slight even wear and good pile, The wool is soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The yastik has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-1598.
£950
| $1,324 USD | €1,107 EUR

PAIR OF ANTIQUE QASHQAI / LURI CHANTEH ...

Item Ref
R-1129

Size: 1ft 1in x 9in(32 x 24cm) each face size.

Antique tribal Qashqai or Luri chanteh bag faces (Pair).

Circa 1900.

The bag faces are well drawn with a small central medallion surrounded by four birds and floral rosettes. The border is a classic Tribal design.

The bag faces has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-1129.
£950
| $1,324 USD | €1,107 EUR

ANTIQUE JAF KURD BAG FACE, EXCELLENT COLOUR ...

Item Ref
H-021

Size: 2ft 3in x 1ft 11in (69 x 58cm).

Antique Jaf Kurd bag face of diamond lattice design with good soft colour including light blues and pinks.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is well drawn with a hooked medallion lattice, surrounded by a floral rosette border. The bag face retains the closing lappets at the top.

The design is classic Jaf Kurd.

The bag face is in good condition with even wear and medium pile, there is corrosion to the brows as would be expected. The wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-021.
£895
| $1,247 USD | €1,043 EUR

ANTIQUE AFSHAR TRIBAL SADDLE BAG WITH PLAIN ...

Item Ref
H-022

Size: 2ft 9in x 2ft 0in (77 x 59cm) face size.

Antique saddle bag by the Afshar tribe, complete with plain weave back

Circa 1900.

The bag face has a unusual and most interesting design, the bag is complete with plain weave back and traditional Afshar brocaded lappets at the top.

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

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-022.
£895
| $1,247 USD | €1,043 EUR

ANTIQUE COMPLETE TURKISH BERGAMA REGION HEYBE SADDLE ...

Item Ref
R-1600

Size: 4ft 8in x 1ft 6in (142 x 46cm).

Antique pair of heybe (saddle bags) from the Bergama region of Western Anatolia (Turkey).

Circa 1900.

This complete pair of saddle bags are in near perfect condition, the piled faces have a large star design. An outstanding feature is the stripped flat woven backs decorated with bands of weft work.

The bags have excellent colour including a pleasing soft yellow.

Excellent condition with very slight wear and good pile. Hand washed and ready for display.

Stock Number: R-1600.
£850
| $1,185 USD | €991 EUR

ANTIQUE COMPLETE QASHQAI KHORJIN SADDLE BAGS WITH ...

Item Ref
R-1525

Size: 3ft 10in x 1ft 10in (117 x 55cm).

Antique Persian tribal Qashqai Khorjin with plain weave back.

Circa 1900/20.

The saddle bag faces are very well drawn with a central hooked Qashqai medallion.
The design is classic Qashqai, with a traditional border. The decorative closing lappets are still in place at the top of each side. The bags have a plain weave back which has decoration in green around the edges.

The Khorjin is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile. The wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The khorjin has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-1525.
£850
| $1,185 USD | €991 EUR

ANTIQUE KURDISH KHORJIN SADDLE BAG, OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL ...

Item Ref
H-340

Size: 3ft 7in x 1ft 7in (108 x 49cm).

Antique Kurdish Khorjin (saddle bags) with striped plain weave back.

Circa 1900.

The saddle bag faces are very well drawn with latch hook medallions in a diamond lattice, the style is similar to that found on Jaf Kurd bag faces. The border is a floral design on a yellow ground. The bags retain the closing lappets and decorative chevron design central panel. The plain weave back has a striped design.

The Khorjin is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and good full pile to the faces.

The Khorjin has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-340.
£850
| $1,185 USD | €991 EUR

ANTIQUE JAF KURD BAG FACE, THICK PILE ...

Item Ref
H-027

Size: 2ft 4in x 2ft 2in (71 x 65cm).

Antique Jaf Kurd bag face of diamond lattice design with good colour including blues, yellows and pinks.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is drawn with a rustic hooked medallion lattice, surrounded by a simple border. The bag face retains the closing lappets at the top and had a decorative embroidered panel at the lower end.

The design is classic Jaf Kurd.

The bag face is in good condition with slight wear and good pile, there is corrosion to the browns as would be expected. The wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-027.
£795
| $1,108 USD | €926 EUR

ANTIQUE BALUCH COMPLETE KHORJIN, RARE DESIGN, CIRCA ...

Item Ref
R-443.

Size: 4ft 10in x 2ft 0in (147 x 62cm).

Antique Baluch complete khorjin (pair of saddle bags).

Circa 1900

This really outstanding Khorjin has wonderful soft wool with great colours

The design of bird head trees is most unusual in this format

The eight pointed star border is very pleasing

Plain weave back

Excellent condition with very slight wear and full pile.

Hand washed and ready for display.

Ref: R-443.
£795
| $1,108 USD | €926 EUR

ANTIQUE ANATOLIAN HEYBE (SADDLE BAGS) BERGAMA REGION, ...

Item Ref
KASC-72

Size: 4ft 3in x 1ft 5in (130 x 43cm).

Antique pair of heybe (saddle bags) from Western Anatolia (Turkey). Probably from Balikesir in the Bergama Region.

Circa 1900.

See No 30, 31, woven by Kilaz tribe, in the book "HEYBE" by M Bieber, D Pinkwart, E Steiner for related examples.

The design and colours are outstanding. The bags have wonderful striped backs.

The bags are in excellent condition with signs of use and a few old field repairs.

The bags are a little grubby and would benefit from a good wash.

Stock Number: KASC-72
£750
| $1,045 USD | €874 EUR

ANTIQUE JAF KURD BAG FACE, PLEASING SOFT ...

Item Ref
H-012

Size: 2ft 11in x 2ft 0in (89 x 61cm).

Antique Jaf Kurd bag face of diamond lattice design with good soft colour.

Circa 1900.

The bag face has rustic drawing with a hooked medallion lattice, surrounded by a floral rosette border.

The design is classic Jaf Kurd.

The bag face is in good condition with even wear and fair pile, there is corrosion to the brows as would be expected. The wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-012.
£750
| $1,045 USD | €874 EUR

ANTIQUE JAF KURD BAG COMPLETE WITH PLAIN ...

Item Ref
H-107

Size: 2ft 2in x 2ft 1in (65 x 63cm).

Antique Jaf Kurd bag complete with plain weave back, the bag has the traditional diamond lattice design.

Circa 1900.

Stock number: H-107.
£695
| $969 USD | €810 EUR

ANTIQUE SADDLE BAG WITH PLAIN WEAVE BACK, ...

Item Ref
R-1027

Size: 2ft 8in x 2ft 2in (82 x 66cm).

Antique tribal saddle bag with plain weave back. Possibly Afshar Tribe.

Circa 1900.

The saddle bag is of quite large size with a interesting design to the face. The wool is very soft and glossy.

The saddle bag is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and full pile. Note the original decorative closing panel at the top of the bag face. The bag still has its original plain weave back with closing loops at the top.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display. This saddle bag could easily be filled to make a large cushion.

Stock Number: R-1027.
£650
| $906 USD | €758 EUR

ANTIQUE SADDLE BAG WITH PLAIN WEAVE BACK, ...

Item Ref
R-1026

Size: 2ft 7in x 2ft 2in (80 x 66cm).

Antique tribal saddle bag with plain weave back. Possibly Afshar Tribe.

Circa 1900.

The saddle bag is of quite large size with a interesting design to the face. The wool is very soft and glossy.

The saddle bag is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and full pile. Note the original decorative closing panel at the top of the bag face. The bag still has its original plainweave back with closing loops at the top.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display. This saddle bag could easily be filled to make a large cushion.

Stock Number: R-1026.
£650
| $906 USD | €758 EUR

ANTIQUE KHORJIN SADDLE BAG BY THE DARREHSHURI ...

Item Ref
R-470

Size: 3ft 7in x 2ft 4in (108 x 70cm). Face size 58 x 70cm.

Antique tribal Qashqai half Khorjin by the Darrehshuri sub tribe of the Qashqai.

Circa 1900.

This saddle bag has a piled face with the traditional Qashqai single medallion design surrounded by a field of floral rosettes. The outstanding feature of this bag is the back in a banded design in a weaving technique that is considered unique to the Darrehshuri Qashqai nomads. The bag has been opened along the sides so that it can be displayed showing the back. The top of the bag also retains the original closing lapettes.

The Khorjin is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile. The wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The Khorjin has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-470.
£650
| $906 USD | €758 EUR

ANTIQUE SHAHSAVAN OR SOUTH CAUCASIAN SOUMAK MAFRASH ...

Item Ref
H-261

Size: 3ft 6in x 1ft 6in (106 x 46cm).

Antique Shahsavan or south Caucasian mafrash panel, with traditional latch hook design.

Circa 1890.

A good Shahsavan mafrash panel in soumak technique. The colours are superb and all natural. The panel is probably from the side of a large storage bag.

The mafrash panel is in original condition with slight even wear and no repairs.

The mafrash panel has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-261.
£650
| $906 USD | €758 EUR

ANTIQUE SHAHSAVAN OR SOUTH CAUCASIAN SOUMAK MAFRASH ...

Item Ref
H-262

Size: 3ft 2in x 1ft 3in (97 x 38cm).

Antique Shahsavan or south Caucasian mafrash panel, with traditional design.

Circa 1890.

A good Shahsavan mafrash panel in soumak technique. The colours are superb and all natural. The panel is probably from the side of a large storage bag.

The mafrash panel is in original condition with slight even wear and no repairs. There is old wear losses to the lower corners as can be seen in the images.

The mafrash panel has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-262.
£650
| $906 USD | €758 EUR

ANTIQUE SHAHSAVAN MAFRASH PANEL IN REVERSE SOUMAK ...

Item Ref
H-264

Size: 2ft 3in x 1ft 11in (69 x 58cm).

Antique Shahsavan mafrash panel, with diamond lattice design.

Circa 1890.

A good Shahsavan mafrash panel in reverse soumak technique. The colours are superb and all natural. The panel is probably from the end of a large storage bag.

The mafrash panel is in original condition with slight even wear and no repairs.

The mafrash panel has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-264.
£650
| $906 USD | €758 EUR

ANTIQUE JAF KURD BAG FACE OF SMALL ...

Item Ref
W-007

Size: 1ft 10in x 2ft 1in (57 x 64cm).

Antique Jaf Kurd bag face of small size with diamond lattice design with good colour and excellent wool.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is well drawn with a hooked medallion lattice, the bag has a octogen rosette border. Note the single white diamond in the upper center of the bag.

The bag face is in good condition with slight even wear and good pile.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: W-007.
£650
| $906 USD | €758 EUR

ANTIQUE QASHQAI SADDLE BAG FACE, CIRCA 1900. ...

Item Ref
R-1019

Size: 2ft 2in x 1ft 1Oin (64 x 56cm).

Antique tribal Qashqai bag face of fine weave and good colour.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is very well drawn with a central floral medallion, surrounded by herati design.

The design is classic Qashqai, with a very well drawn traditional linked floral border.

The bag face is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and full pile. The wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-1019.
£595
| $829 USD | €693 EUR

ANTIQUE BALUCH OR TIMURI BALISHT FACE, TREE ...

Item Ref
W-013

Size: 2ft 9in x 1ft 7in (83 x 47cm).

Antique Baluch or Timuri balisht face, balisht were storage bags used to keep either grain or personal belongings in.

Circa 1880.

The bag face is piled with camel wool, and has a classic tree of life design. The border is in a deep madder with indigo blue, the blue comes to life in sunlight. The top of the balisht retains the original flat woven panel decorated with fine weft work. This is a good collectable display item.

The bag face is in very good condition with slight even wear and good pile, there is some corrosion to the browns. The bag face is of fine weave with very soft wool and no repairs.

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

Stock Number: W-013.
£550
| $766 USD | €641 EUR

ANTIQUE BAG FACE BY THE LURI TRIBE, ...

Item Ref
H-016

Size: 2ft 2in x 2ft 0in (65 x 61cm).

Antique tribal Luri bag face with very rustic charm.

Circa 1920.

The bag face is drawn with a central medallion containing stars, surrounded by an indigo blue field with two little animals and hooked medallions to each corner.

The bag face is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and good pile.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-016.
£525
| $732 USD | €612 EUR

ANTIQUE AFGHAN BALUCH SADDLE BAG WITH BACK, ...

Item Ref
MS10-08

Size: 2ft 11in x 2ft 6in (88 x 76cm).

Antique Baluch saddle bag with plain weave back. Western Afghanistan.

Circa 1900.

The saddle bag is one side of a pair, known as 1/2 Khorjin; or half saddle bag. The bag has a piled face and a stripped plain weave back, the design to the face has a small star to the centre surrounded by well known Baluch designs.

The saddle bag is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and full pile. Note the original decorative closing panel at the top of the bag face and the goats hair closing loops. A good saddle bag in untouched original condition.

Stock Number: MS10-08.
£450
| $627 USD | €524 EUR

ANTIQUE BALUCH SADDLE BAG WITH PLAIN WEAVE ...

Item Ref
R-1028

Size: 2ft 2in x 1ft 10in (65 x 57cm).

Antique Baluch saddle bag with plain weave back. Western Afghanistan.

Circa 1900.

The saddle bag is of lattice design with Turkmen related design elements.

The saddle bag is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and full pile. Note the original decorative closing panel at the top of the bag face; this is in floated weft work. The bag still has its original plainweave back.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-1028.
£395
| $550 USD | €460 EUR

ANTIQUE TIMURI BALUCH BAG FACE WITH TRADITIONAL ...

Item Ref
R-459

Size: 2ft 1in x 2ft 1in (63 x 63cm).

Antique Timuri Baluch bag face from Western Afghanistan. The bag face is of classic Timuri design.

Circa 1920.

The bag face has the traditional Timuri colour palette of dark indigo blue and soft madder red. The designs are all of tribal origin, note the decorative kilim strip at the lower end with floated weft work decoration. The bag face also retains the original closing panel at the top.

The bag face is in good condition with slight signs of use. There is slight wear and good pile.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-459.
£395
| $550 USD | €460 EUR

OLD BAKHTIARI MIXED TECHNIQUE BAG OPENED, IDEAL ...

Item Ref
R-37

Size: 3ft 11in x 3ft 7in (120 x 110cm).

Old Bakhtiari mixed technique bag, opened to make a rug

Circa 1930

Mixed pile, soumak and plain weave

Makes an interesting small rug

Very slight even wear

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

Stock Number: R-37
£395
| $550 USD | €460 EUR

ANTIQUE KURDISH BAG COMPLETE WITH BACK, CIRCA ...

Item Ref
H-019

Size: 1ft 7in x 1ft 7in (47 x 49cm).

Antique Kurdish bag complete with stripped plain weave back.

Circa 1920.

The bag face is very well drawn with a simple design, surrounded by three borders

The bag is complete and has a good stripped plain weave back and nice closing lappets at the top.

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

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-019.
£350
| $488 USD | €408 EUR

OLD AFGHAN BALUCH PUSHTI (PILLOW) WITH TREE ...

Item Ref
AFMS-238

Size: 2ft 6in x 1ft 8in (77 x 50cm).

Old Afghan Baluch pushti (pillow) with plain weave back.

Circa 1920.

Pushti were used as pillows or back rests, they were filled with wool or straw through a small opening to one side. This example has a simple tree of life design on a camel ground.

The back is a stripped plain weave in camel wool.

The bag is in excellent condition with very slight wear and good pile.

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

Stock Number: AFMS-238.
£295
| $411 USD | €344 EUR

ANTIQUE AFGHAN BALUCH DECORATIVE ANIMAL TRAPPING, CIRCA ...

Item Ref
MS10-06

Size: 2ft 2in x 12in (66 x 30cm).

Antique Afghan Baluch animal trapping.

Circa 1900/20.

The trapping would have been used to decorate a horse or camel on special occasions. The design is made up of well known designs often found on the borders of Baluch rugs.

The trapping is in good condition with slight even wear and good pile, the trapping would once have had long tassels at each end.

Stock Number: MS10-06.
£295
| $411 USD | €344 EUR

OLD AFGHAN BALUCH BALISHT BAG FACE, SMALL ...

Item Ref
MS11-20

Size: 3ft 6in x 2ft 0in (106 x 60cm).

Old Afghan Baluch balisht face, balisht were storage bags used to keep either grain or personal belongings in.

Circa 1920.

The bag face is piled with an attractive faded soft colour palette, the diamond lattice design is simple yet very effective.

The bag face is in good condition with even wear and fair pile, lower in a few spots.

This would be useful as a small mat suitable for normal domestic use.

Stock Number: MS11-20.
£250
| $348 USD | €291 EUR

ANTIQUE AFGHAN BALUCH BAG FACE OF SMALL ...

Item Ref
MS10-14

Size: 1ft 7in x 1ft 6in (48 x 47cm).

Antique Baluch saddle bag face of sweet small size.

Circa 1900.

The saddle bag has a floral rosette design on an indigo blue ground. The light madder red border frames the bag face well. Note the original closing lappets at the top.

The saddle bag is in good condition with even wear and medium pile. There is some wear to the sides as can be seen in the images. The remains of the ivory plain weave back can be seen at the base of the bag face.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: MS10-14.
£225
| $314 USD | €262 EUR

ANTIQUE MUSHWANI BALUCH PUSHTI WITH PLAIN WEAVE ...

Item Ref
H-267

Size: 2ft 6in x 1ft 1in (72 x 45cm).

Antique Afghan Baluch pushti (pillow) with plain weave back.

Circa 1900.

Pushti were used as pillows or back rests, they were filled with wool or straw through a small opening to one side. This example has a simple tree of life design on a camel ground.

This example has a design to the face of a hooked medallion, this is often associated with the Mushwani Baluch. The back is a striped plain weave with bands of embroidered decoration.

The bag is in excellent condition with slight wear through use and good pile.

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

Stock Number: H-267.
£225
| $314 USD | €262 EUR

ANTIQUE SOUTH EAST CAUCASIAN OR SHAHSAVAN MAFRASH ...

Item Ref
R-1442

Size: 2ft 0in x 1ft 9in (59 x 54cm).

Antique South East Caucasian or Shahsavan mafrash end panel

Circa 1900

Plain weave kilm with decorative embroidered designs to the field. Mafrash are bedding or storage bags used by the nomads, this panel is from the end of the bag. They make excellent table top decoration or small wall hangings.

Hand washed and ready for display.

Ref: R-1442.
£225
| $314 USD | €262 EUR

OLD AFGHAN BALUCH SADDLE BAG WITH STAR ...

Item Ref
MSA-11


Size: 2ft 0in x 1ft 8in (62 x 52cm).

Old Afghan Baluch saddle bag with plain weave back. Western Afghanistan.

Circa 1920.

The saddle bag is of a star design. The face has a rich dark aubergine colour, the ivory star contrasts well with this.

The saddle bag is in good condition with very slight even wear and full pile. Note the original decorative closing panel at the top of the bag ; and the original goats hair closing loops. The bag still has its original striped plain weave back.

The bag could easily be filled and used as a cushion.

Stock Number: MSA-11.
£195
| $272 USD | €227 EUR

ANTIQUE BALUCH BAG FACE WITH TILE DESIGN, ...

Item Ref
MS10-03

Size: 1ft 10in x 1ft 10in (57 x 55cm).

Antique Baluch saddle bag face with 'tile' design.

Circa 1900.

The saddle bag is of well known 'tile' design. The bag face has superb soft glossy wool and a very floppy handle. The bag face retains the original end finishes with very fine detailed weft work decoration.

The saddle bag face is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and good pile, there is some wear through use to the side bindings.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: MS10-03.
£195
| $272 USD | €227 EUR

OLD AFGHAN BALUCH CHANTEH VANITY BAG WITH ...

Item Ref
MS-112

Size: 1ft 2in x 1ft 1in (34 x 32cm).

Old Afghan Baluch chanteh with lotus leaf design.

Circa 1920.

Chanteh were small vanity bags used by ladies to keep their personal belongings in, a little like todays handbag. This chanteh is complete with plain weave back. The original tassels at the base of the bag are still in place.

The chanteh is in excellent condition with very slight wear, it has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: MS-112.
£145
| $202 USD | €169 EUR

OLD AFGHAN BALUCH SADDLE BAG WITH PLAIN ...

Item Ref
MSA-4

Size: 1ft 9in x 1ft 7in (54 x 47cm).

Old Afghan Baluch saddle bag with plain weave back. Western Afghanistan.

Circa 1920.

The saddle bag is of a boxed lotus leaf design.

The saddle bag is in good condition with very slight even wear and full pile. Note the original decorative closing panel at the top of the bag face; this has floated weft work decoration. The bag still has its original striped plain weave back and long tassels at the base.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display. The bag could easily be filled and used as a cushion.

Stock Number: MSA-4.
£145
| $202 USD | €169 EUR

OLD AFGHAN BALUCH SADDLE BAG, FILLED AS ...

Item Ref
MSA-6

Size: 1ft 4in x 1ft 4in (41 x 41cm).

Old Afghan Baluch saddle bag with plain weave back.

Circa 1930.

The saddle bag is simple geometric design.

The saddle bag is in good condition with very slight even wear and good pile. The bag still has its original striped plain weave back.

Stock Number: MSA-6.
£95
| $132 USD | €111 EUR

ANTIQUE BALUCH SADDLE BAG FACE WITH MINA ...

Item Ref
H-024

Size: 3ft 3in x 2ft 7in (99 x 78cm) face size.

Antique Baluch saddle bag face with Mina Khani design, probably from Western Afghanistan

Circa 1860.

The bag face has a beautifully drawn example of the Mina Khani design to the face in superb natural colours. Mina Khani means 'many flowers'. The border designs are also superb with the main border being on a madder red ground. The bag face retains a flat woven panel to the top with a fine band of weft work decoration.

The bag face is in excellent condition with very slight wear and good pile.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

This is a rare and collectable bag face.

Stock Number: H-024.
SOLD

ANTIQUE COMPLETE QASHQAI KHORJIN SADDLE BAGS OF ...

Item Ref
H-185

Size: 5ft 11in x 2ft 11in (180 x 89cm).

Antique tribal Qashqai Khorjin of large size with plain weave back.

Circa 1900.

The saddle bag faces are very well drawn with a central latch hook medallion.
The design is found in Qashqai, Khamseh, Luri and Afshar weaving, the bags have a traditional border. The decorative closing lappets are still in place at the top of each side. The bags have a plain weave back. The drawing of the bag faces is superb with many tribal elements including many small animals. The bags have wonderful colour.

The Khorjin is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile. The wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The khorjin has been hand washed and is ready for display. These are a really outstanding pair of bags of larger than normal size, they are an exceptional display item.

Stock Number: H-185.
SOLD

ANTIQUE QASHQAI BAG FACE, VERY FINE WEAVE, ...

Item Ref
KASC-90

Size: 2ft 1in x 2ft 4in (64 x 72cm).

Antique Qashqai bag face with a rare and sought after design.

4th quarter 19th century.

The bag face is very finely woven and has amazing colours, especially the yellow.

You will find bags with this design published in the leading books on Qashqai weaving and in the major collections.

The bag face is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and good pile.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: KASC-90

SOLD

ANTIQUE SILK WEFTED QASHQAI BAG FACE, VERY ...

Item Ref
KASC-86

Size: 1ft 8in x 2ft 1in (50 x 64cm).

Antique silk wefted Qashqai bag face of very fine weave.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is very well drawn and has outstanding colours including a very nice green.

The design is classic Qashqai, note the two small animals in the top corners.

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

The wool is very fine and soft with a very glossy shine.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: KASC-86

SOLD

ANTIQUE TIMURI BALUCH SADDLE BAGS, OPENED FOR ...

Item Ref
R-1602

Size: Opened 9ft 6in x 2ft 2in (290 x 67cm). Face size about 67 x 75cm.

Antique Timuri Baluch complete khorjin (pair of saddle bags).

Late 19th century.

This really outstanding Khorjin (saddlebags) has wonderful soft wool with great colours, it is of a traditional Timuri design. The saddle bags have been opened for display and could be used as a long narrow runner.

The plain weave back is stripped in tones of natural madder.

Excellent condition with very slight wear and good pile.

Hand washed and ready for display.

Ref: R-1602.
SOLD

ANTIQUE PERSIAN TRIBAL QASHQAI BAG FACE, STUNNING ...

Item Ref
R-671

Size: 1ft 10in x 1ft 1Oin (55 x 55cm).

Antique Persian tribal Qashqai bag face of fine weave and good colour with plain weave back.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is very well drawn with a banded design. The coulurs are superb and include a soft green.

The design is classic Qashqai, with a very well drawn traditional border. This is a Qashqai bag face of the highest order.

The bag face is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and full pile. Note the original decorative closing panel at the top of the bag face. The bag still has its original plainweave back with closing loops at the top.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-671.
SOLD

ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN SHIRVAN BAG WITH BACK, SUPERB ...

Item Ref
H-344

Size: 1ft 0in x 1ft 0in (30 x 31cm) face size; 2ft 0in x 1ft 0in (60 x 31cm) open size.

Antique South East Caucasian Shirvan bag with striped plain weave back.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is well drawn with a abrashed madder red field containing traditional design elements that are often found on Shirvan rugs; these include a number of small birds and animals. The bag is complete with its striped plain weave back which has been opened at the sides for display. The bag has been protected during use by fine fabric stitched over the top edge. Small bags such as this were used for the storage of personal items.

The bag is in excellent original condition with very slight even wear and almost full pile, the plain weave back shows some wear to the corners through use.

We have not washed this item.

A very good collectable bag in superb display condition.

Stock Number: H-344.
SOLD

ANTIQUE SOUTH CAUCASIAN OR SHAHSAVAN KHORJIN SADDLEBAGS, ...

Item Ref
H-152

Size: 4ft 2in x 2ft 0in (128 x 61cm).

Antique South Caucasian or Shahsavan Khorjin with plain weave back.

Circa 1890.

The saddle bag faces are very well drawn with large medallion surrounded by floral rosettes and tribal design elements. This design is found on South Caucasian, Shahsavan and Karaja region rugs and saddle bags.

The Khorjin is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile to the faces. The wool is very soft and the bag face have a floppy handle. These bags have been used and there are signs of wear to the backs and to the central panel which has an old repair.... this adds to the attraction of the Khorjin.

The khorjin has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-152.
SOLD

ANTIQUE KHORJIN FACE BY THE QASHQAI TRIBE, ...

Item Ref
R-487

Size: 2ft 1in x 1ft 7in (63 x 49cm).

Antique Khorjin (saddle bag) face by the Qashqai tribe, a fine bag face with the classic Qashqai medallion design.

Circa 1900.

The bag face has wonderful colour and retains the closing panels at the top and some kilim at the lower end.

The bag face is in excellent condition with even wear and medium pile.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-487 and R-486.
SOLD

ANTIQUE PERSIAN TRIBAL QASHQAI BAG FACE, LATCH ...

Item Ref
R-473

Size: 2ft 1in x 1ft 1Oin (63 x 56cm).

Antique Persian tribal Qashqai bag face of fine weave and good colour.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is very well drawn with a large central latch hook medallion.

The design is classic Qashqai, with a very well drawn traditional border.

The bag face is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and full pile. Note the original decorative closing panel at the top of the bag face.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-473.
SOLD

ANTIQUE SOUTH PERSIAN AFSHAR TRIBAL SADDLE BAG, ...

Item Ref
H-103

Size: 2ft 9in x 2ft 0in (85 x 60cm).

Antique South Persian saddle bag by the Afshar tribe, complete with plain weave back, filled as a large cushion.

Circa 1900.

The bag face has a unusual and most interesting design of compartments each containing an eight point star, the bag is complete with plain weave back and traditional Afshar brocaded lappets at the top. The bag has been simply filled and secured at the top for use as a cushion.

The bag is in good condition with very slight even wear and good pile. The bag has a superb range of colours.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-103.
SOLD

ANTIQUE BALUCH SADDLE BAG, STAR AND OCTAGON ...

Item Ref
R-1125

Size: 2ft 1in x 2ft 4in (63 x 70cm). Face size.

Antique Baluch saddle bag with plain weave back. Western Afghanistan.

Circa 1880.

The saddle bag is of well known 'star and octagon' design. The field is filled with many tribal design elements. The bag is complete with its original plain weave back, this is decorated with bands of weft work. The bag has been opened for display.

The saddle bag is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and full pile. There is some corrosion.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-1125. (This is a pair to item number R-1126).
SOLD

ANTIQUE JAF KURD BAG FACE WITH SCARCE ...

Item Ref
H-049

Size: 3ft 6in x 2ft 1in (107 x 64cm).

Antique North Persian Jaf Kurd bag face of diamond lattice design with good soft colour and superb wool.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is well drawn with a hooked medallion lattice, the ivory ground border is of a very scarce design.

The bag face is in good condition with slight even wear and good pile, there is corrosion to the browns as would be expected. The wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle. There is one old repair in the center top border and a spot of heavy wear in the lower right corner.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-049.
SOLD

ANTIQUE KHORJIN FACE BY THE QASHQAI TRIBE, ...

Item Ref
R-799

Size: 2ft 2in x 2ft 0in (65 x 60cm).

Antique Khorjin (saddle bag) face by the Qashqai tribe, a fine bag face with a well drawn Herati design.

Circa 1900.

The bag face has wonderful colour and retains the weftwork panels at the top and some kilim at the lower end.

The bag face is in excellent condition with even wear and medium pile.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-799
SOLD

ANTIQUE SALT BAG BY THE AFSHAR TRIBE, ...

Item Ref
R-1023

Size: 1ft 7in x 1ft 8in (48 x 49cm).

Antique salt bag by the Afshar tribe.

Late 19th century.

This is a superb example of Afshar Soumak work with the Star and Lattice design. Note the original tassels with blue beads. The bag has a stripped plain weave back.

The salt bag is in excellent condition with very slight even wear.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-1023.
SOLD

OLD JAF KURD BAG FACE WITH SCARCE ...

Item Ref
R-1383

Size: 3ft 1in x 2ft 9in (94 x 83cm).

Old North Persian Jaf Kurd bag face of diamond lattice design with good colour and superb wool.

Circa 1920.

The bag face is well drawn with a hooked medallion lattice, the ivory ground border is of a very scarce design.

The bag face is in outstanding condition with no wear and full pile. Note the short kilims at each end.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-1383.
SOLD

ANTIQUE NORTH PERSIAN JAF KURD BAG FACE ...

Item Ref
H-028

Size: 2ft 3in x 1ft 11in (108 x 83cm).

Antique North Persian Jaf Kurd bag face of diamond lattice design with good soft colour including light blues, soft reds, greens, yellows and pinks.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is of a large size and is well drawn with a hooked medallion lattice, surrounded by a floral rosette border. Note how the inner border changes at the top, differing from the sides.

The design is classic Jaf Kurd.

The bag face is in fair condition with even wear and low pile, there is corrosion to the brows as would be expected. The wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-028.
SOLD

ANTIQUE SOUTH WEST PERSIAN SADDLE BAG BY ...

Item Ref
H-026

Size: 2ft 0in x 1ft 8in (62 x 51cm) face size.

Antique South Persian saddle bag by the Luri tribe, complete with very decorative plain weave back

Circa 1900.

The bag face has a latch hook medallion design, the bag is complete with an outstanding highly decorative plain weave back and traditional Luri brocaded lappets at the top. The bag has been opened for display.

The bag is in good condition with even wear and medium pile. The back is a little ragged at the end where the closing loops are.

The bag has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-026.
SOLD

ANTIQUE SOUTH PERSIAN AFSHAR TRIBE SALT BAG ...

Item Ref
R-1024

Size: 2ft 1in x 1ft 11in (63 x 58cm).

Antique South Persian salt bag by the Afshar tribe.

Late 19th century.

This is a superb example of Afshar Soumak work with the boteh design to the body of the bag and a single star to the neck. The yellow ground border with the 's' design is very nice. Note the typical Afshar brocaded closure at the top and the original loops. The bag retains its original plain weave back with one small hole in it.

The salt bag is in excellent condition with some signs of tribal use.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-1024.
SOLD

ANTIQUE NORTH PERSIAN JAF KURD BAG FACE ...

Item Ref
H-013

Size: 2ft 9in x 2ft 0in (84 x 62cm).

Antique North Persian Jaf Kurd bag face of diamond lattice design with good soft colour including a pleasing yellow.

Circa 1900.

The bag face has rustic drawing with a hooked medallion lattice, surrounded by a floral rosette border, the inner ivory ground border is most attractive.

The design is classic Jaf Kurd.

The bag face is in good condition with even wear and medium pile, there is corrosion to the brows as would be expected, there are a few finger tip size old repairs. The wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-013.
SOLD

ANTIQUE SHAHSAVAN SOUMAK MAFRASH PANEL OF SCARCE ...

Item Ref
H-263

Size: 2ft 2in x 1ft 9in (65 x 54cm).

Antique Shahsavan or south Caucasian mafrash panel, with a scarce shrub design.

Circa 1890.

A good Shahsavan mafrash panel in soumak technique. The colours are soft pastels and all natural. The central design is of shrubs, the border is a classic Shahsavan bird design. The panel is probably from the end of a large storage bag.

The mafrash panel is in original condition with slight even wear and a few old repairs.

The mafrash panel has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-263.
SOLD

ANTIQUE SHAHSAVAN OR SOUTH CAUCASIAN SOUMAK MAFRASH ...

Item Ref
H-259

Size: 3ft 5in x 1ft 5in (103 x 43cm).

Antique Shahsavan or south Caucasian mafrash panel, with traditional design.

Circa 1890.

A good Shahsavan mafrash panel in soumak technique. The colours are superb and all natural. The panel is probably from the side of a large storage bag.

The mafrash panel is in original condition with slight even wear and no repairs.

The mafrash panel has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-259.
SOLD

ANTIQUE BALUCH SADDLE BAG FACE, 'STAR IN ...

Item Ref
AOR-005

Size: 3ft 0in x 2ft 11in (91 x 89cm).

Antique Baluch saddle bag face with 'star in octagon' design.

Circa 1880.

The saddle bag is of well known 'star and octagon' design. The field is filled with many tribal design elements. There is purple and yellow silk used in the centers of each star, and also to outline the central medallion and to highlight the design within it. The bag face has superb soft glossy wool and a very floppy handle. The bag face retains the original end finishes with very fine detailed weft work decoration.

The saddle bag face is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and full pile. There is some slight corrosion to the browns.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: AOR-005
SOLD

ANTIQUE SOUTH WEST PERSIAN MAFRASH PANEL BY ...

Item Ref
H-009

Size: 4ft 0in x 1ft 7in (122 x 48cm).

Antique South West Persian mafrash panel by the Afshar tribe, with traditional boteh design on a scarce camel coloured ground.

Circa 1900.

The colours are superb, especially the contrast between the light camel colour and the dark indigo blue border.

The mafrash panel is in original condition with slight even wear.

The mafrash panel has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-009
SOLD

ANTIQUE JAF KURD SADDLE BAG FACE, LARGE ...

Item Ref
H-338

Size: 3ft 5in x 2ft 6in (105 x 76cm).

Antique Jaf Kurd bag face of diamond lattice design with good colour and thick long pile.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is well drawn with a hooked medallion lattice, the bag has a floral rosette design main border and a diamond inner border on a yellow ground. Note the single white diamond in the center of the bag.

The bag face is in outstanding condition with slight even wear and good thick long pile. Note the decorative panel at the lower end. The bag face is of large size.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-338.
SOLD

ANTIQUE TRIBAL CHANTEH BAG FACE, EXCELLENT CONDITION, ...

Item Ref
H-345

Size: 1ft 1in x 0ft 11in (32 x 29cm).

Antique tribal chanteh face, chanteh are small vanity bags used for the storage of personal belongings.

Circa 1900.

A small tribal chanteh bag face with a simple design of five floral rosettes on a medium indigo blue ground. The main border is a variation of a typical design on an ivory ground.

The bag face is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and full pile. There are slight signs of wear through use in the top corners as can be seen in the images.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-345.
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ANTIQUE BALUCH BALISHT OF SCARCE DESIGN, COMPLETE ...

Item Ref
W-012

Size: 3ft 2in x 1ft 8in (96 x 50cm).

Antique Afghan Baluch balisht of scarce design, balisht were storage bags used to keep either grain or personal belongings in.

Circa 1890.

The bag has an unusual design on a camel ground with a traditional Baluch border. The bag retains is striped plain weave back, so could be filled and used as a cushion. The bag retains a cloth label showing that it at some time passed through the hands of the notable Austrian collector / dealer Adil Besim of Vienna.

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

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

Stock Number: W-012.
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ANTIQUE NORTH WEST PERSIAN KURDISH BAGFACE WITH ...

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H-046

Size: 2ft 1in x 2ft 1in (63 x 63cm).

Antique North West Persian Kurdish bag face with a large scale floral boteh design.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is well drawn with good colour including a soft green. The bag face retains the original closing lappets at the top.

The bag face is in good condition with slight even wear and good pile, The wool is soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-046.
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ANTIQUE TURKISH KILIM HEYBE (BAG) MALATYA REGION ...

Item Ref
H-071

Size: 2ft 11in x 1ft 4in (90 x 42cm).

Antique kilim heybe (saddle bag) from South East Anatolia (Turkey). Probably from the Malayta Region.

Circa 1900.

The design and colours are outstanding. The bag has a superb face and a striped back.

The bag is in excellent condition with no wear or damage. The bag has been opened at the sides for display.

Hand washed and ready for display

Stock Number: H-071
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ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN MAFRASH PANEL 2, WONDERFUL BLUES, ...

Item Ref
KASC-74a

Size: 3ft 1in x 2ft 9in (95 x 85cm).

Antique Caucasian mafrash panel, with traditional bold design.

4th quarter 19th century.

The colours are superb, especially the light blue ground colour.

The striped base is still attached to the panel.

The mafrash panel is in original condition with slight even wear and a few old repairs.

The mafrash panel has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: KASC-74a

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ANTIQUE BALUCH SADDLE BAG FACE, STAR IN ...

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R-1599

Size: 2ft 9in x 2ft 6in (83 x 76cm).

Antique Baluch saddle bag face with 'star in octagon' design.

Circa 1900.

The saddle bag is of well known 'star and octagon' design. The field is filled with stars and many tribal design elements. The bag face has superb soft glossy wool and a very floppy handle. The bag face retains the original end finishes with very fine detailed weft work decoration.

The saddle bag face is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and good pile.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: R-1599.
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ANTIQUE QASHQAI BAG FACE, TRADITIONAL TRIBAL DESIGN, ...

Item Ref
H-008

Size: 2ft 3in x 2ft 1in (69 x 63cm).

Antique tribal Qashqai bag face of fine weave and good colour.

Circa 1900.

The bag face is very well drawn with a central hooked medallion, surrounded by floral rosettes with smaller hooked medallions to each corner.

The design is classic Qashqai, with a very well drawn traditional border. The closing lapets are still in place at the top.

The bag face is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and full pile. The wool is very soft and the bag face has a floppy handle.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-008.
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ANTIQUE SOUTH WEST PERSIAN KHAMSEH BAG OF ...

Item Ref
H-104

Size: 1ft 11in x 1ft 11in (60 x 60cm).

Antique South West Persian Khorjin (bag) with scarce white ground.

Circa 1900.

Stock number: H-104.
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ANTIQUE SADDLE BAG WITH PLAIN WEAVE BACK, ...

Item Ref
H-044

Size: 2ft 1in x 2ft 1in (63 x 64cm). Face size.

Antique tribal saddle bag with plain weave back by the Khamseh Tribe.

Circa 1900.

The saddle bag is of a classic Khamseh design with a large central medallion, the field is filled with many tribal elements including birds and animals. The wool is very soft and glossy.

The saddle bag is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and full pile. Note the original decorative closing panel at the top of the bag face. The bag still has its original plain weave back. The bag has been opened for display. The lower corners of the bag show signs of use and have a few small old repairs, the side bindings are original and show some wear.

The bag face has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: H-044.
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ANTIQUE AFGHAN BALUCH BAG FACE OF LARGE ...

Item Ref
AFMS221

Size: 2ft 9in x 3ft 2in (84 x 95cm).

Antique North West Afghan Baluch bag face of very fine weave, the wool is very soft and the colours are subtle.

Circa 1900.

The colours come to life in sunlight, all the subtle shades show up, they are almost impossible to photograph.

The bag face is in excellent condition with very slight wear and good pile.

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

Stock Number: AFMS221
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ANTIQUE SOUTH CAUCASIAN KHORJIN SADDLEBAG IN SOUMAK ...

Item Ref
AOR-023a

Size: 2ft 1in x 2ft 0in (64 x 60cm).

Antique Caucasian half Khorjin (half a saddlebag), in soumak weave.

Circa 1900.

This is a good example of a soumak saddlebag, with pleasing colour and design. The design is based on latch hook medallions with a large central medallion surrounded by smaller latch hook medallions in the main border. The outer border in yellow and the inner ivory border contain a diamond design.

The bag is in excellent original condition with some minor wear to the face, the bag is complete with its original plain weave stripped back.

The bag has been hand washed and is ready for display. This item could easily be filled and used as a large cushion.

Stock Number: AOR-023a. This item is the pair to AOR-023b.
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ANTIQUE SOUTH CAUCASIAN KHORJIN SADDLEBAG IN SOUMAK ...

Item Ref
AOR-023b

Size: 2ft 2in x 2ft 0in (65 x 60cm).

Antique Caucasian half Khorjin (half a saddlebag), in soumak weave.

Circa 1900.

This is a good example of a soumak saddlebag, with pleasing colour and design. The design is based on latch hook medallions with a large central medallion surrounded by smaller latch hook medallions in the main border. The outer border in yellow and the inner ivory border contain a diamond design.

The bag is in excellent original condition with very slight wear to the face, the bag is complete with its original plain weave stripped back. This bag is in slightly better condition than its pair.

The bag has been hand washed and is ready for display. This item could easily be filled and used as a large cushion.

Stock Number: AOR-023b. This item is the pair to AOR-023a.
SOLD