Syndicate contentBob Emry

Based in Arlington, VA. Retired as Curator of Fossil Mammals at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Irrational interest in Tribal rugs and textiles for 20 years.

  • a long fragment an old Kurd Serab runner, 92 inches long and width varies from 35 to 37 inches. Probably about half ... read more
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  • jaf kurd khorjin. Complete, except that side seams have been removed so that it is now one long strip. Overall length, ... read more
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  • a small nwp rug, likely Kurdish. 51” x 39” (130 cm x 99 cm). Very good ... read more
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  • Tekke Turkmen chuval face. 27” x 49” (69 cm x 124 cm) Top edge complete, with flatweave folded ... read more
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  • Khamseh bag (half khorjin). Face is 23” x 28” (59 cm x 71 cm). Pile wool is soft ... read more
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  • a pair of saddlebags (separated khorjin), most likely Kurdish. Each approximately 21” x 18” (54 cm x 46 cm). ... read more
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  • a luri rug. Caucasian-style border and a field of spiked botehs with interior plant motifs. 40” x 80” (102 cm ... read more
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  • Colorful Luri rug. 68 inches (173 cm) long, 38 to 40 inches (97 – 102 cm) wide—not a perfect rectangle and not ... read more
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  • a gorgeous yellow-ground rug. Not sure if it is sw Persian or nwp. It has red wefts as in some Luri ... read more
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  • Southwest Persian small khorjin, most likely Luri. Overall 36” x 18” (92 cm x 46 cm)—each face about 17” x 18” ... read more
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  • Turkish heybe or small double bag with a long slot in the bridge area to put the head through so it can ... read more
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  • a “Baluch” balisht (bag), complete with its flatwoven back, most likely from the Seistan district of Baluchistan—the region surrounding the point where ... read more
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  • Southwest Persian Bag, most likely Luri. 16” x 17” (41 cm x 43 cm)., Pile face, complex brocade design on back, ... read more
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  • Baluch (Timuri?) bag—half khorjin. 22” x 25” (56 cm x 64 cm) Another one of those Baluch or Timuri pieces that are ... read more
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  • a Baluch small rug or possibly a balisht face. 21” x 40” (54 cm x 102 cm). Very unusual, perhaps ... read more
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  • a small Baluch single shoulder bag. 13.5” x 15.5” (34 cm x 39 cm). Excellent condition. Natural colors. ... read more
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  • Baluch khorjin, complete and in mint condition. Overall dimensions are 51” x 23” (130 cm x 59 cm)—each pile face is ... read more
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  • a Kurdish bag with great colors. The pile face is in good condition overall, with some slight loss just ... read more
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  • tekke turkmen mafrash with octagonal guls. 31” x 10.5” (79 cm x 27 cm). 19th c. Edges are not complete and are ... read more
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  • persian bagface. I’m guessing somewhere in nwp. Cotton foundation, single-wefted. 28” x 24” (71 cm x 61 cm). Delicately ... read more
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  • afshar small bag 22” x 14” (56 cm x 36 cm). Interesting field design with oversized rotund botehs. Great natural ... read more
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  • Veramin khorjin face. 24” x 27” (61 cm x 69 cm). Pile wool is very soft and fine, and virtually ... read more
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  • Baluch rug. 53” x 28” (135 cm x 72 cm)(Width varies). Very attractive little rug in good condition. The surface ... read more
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  • Yomut chuval, complete with red plainweave back. Flatweave with Memling-gul design in sumac and other weft-wrapping. 49” wide by 30” deep ... read more
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  • shahsavan or kurd mafrash side panel. 35 inches wide and about 17 inches high (89 cm x 44 cm). Design ... read more
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  • a beshir germech? with the Beshir version of the mina kani design drawn in large scale. 54“ x 16” (137 cm ... read more
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  • shahsavan sumak mafrash end panel. 23” x 14,” The white is cotton. The back shows lots of weft floats. ... read more
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  • shahsavan sumac long panel (mafrash side panel). Good fine weave.. Size is 39” x 17”. Very good condition. Good colors. ... read more
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  • Beshir Turkmen torba or germech. 44” x 17” (112 cm x 43 cm). The top edge was folded back and ... read more
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  • a colorful fragment from somewhere in nwp, and likely a Kurdish product. It is 36 inches wide and about 48 ... read more
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  • Antique Shahsavan complete khorjin. 18 inches wide, overall length about 51 inches (46 cm x 130 cm). Circa 1900 . ... read more
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  • a yomut turkmen 12-gul torba. 46” x 17” (117 cm x 43 cm). Purple ground with some lighter purple abrash ... read more
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  • tekke turkmen chuval fragment. a 10” x 13” (26 cm x 33 cm) fragment with one turreted “Salor” gul from an ... read more
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  • an azeri kilim mafrash end panel. The white is cotton, which really punches up the contrast. It is 21” x 27”. ... read more
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  • a kilim mafrash end panel, probably azeri. Strong graphics, with limited palette—at first glance it appears to be black, red ... read more
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  • a mafrash end panel in a form of weft wrapping, similar to sumac. i call it Kurdish because of the ... read more
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  • a purple “Yomut" chuval, 44 inches by 30 inches. All good colors, superb condition. Unusual secondary gul composed of 4 ... read more
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  • Anatolian AlaCuval. 48” x 40” (122cm x 102cm). Sumak and striped plainweave, Handling strap still attached---a colorful, thick, doubleweave band ... read more
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  • a Jaf Kurf bagface in a wider-than-usual landscape format. Great condition, with thick dense pile and saturated natural colors. Size: ... read more
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  • Yomut torba, complete with back and in excellent condition. Good dense pile. 35 inches by 16 inches (89cm x 41cm). Good ... read more
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  • Yomut Turkmen Chuval. Second half 19th century--among the older ones I've seen with the complete flatweave back. Good natural colors, ... read more
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  • Afshar, 59" x 48" (150cm x 122cm). Strong natural colors, though not quite so bright as the direct sunlight makes ... read more
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  • kurd long rug/runner, Jaff or Sanjabi. 128" x 44" (325cm x 110cm). two pairs of human figures. Good colors, ... read more
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  • Old Gafsa Tunisian kilim. Nearly square—86 inches long and 87 inches wide (219 x 221 cm). Some fraying and notches at ... read more
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  • Ersari Turkmen chuval with staggered chuval guls, no secondaries. Late 19th c. Generous size--35" x 58" (98cm x 147cm). ... read more
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  • Central Asian, most likely Kirghiz, leather and felt. Not sure what this is, but most likely an animal trapping, perhaps a ... read more
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