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“Timbuktu To Tibet”

April 11 – August 17, 2008

Rugs in the City (an extensive history of the Hajji Baba Club, Chapter 1 from Timbuktu to Tibet) by Thomas Farnham

A Virtual Tour of Exotic Rugs and Textiles from New York Collectors

Photography – Don Tuttle

Containers and Covers
  • Saddle Cover
  • Horse Cover
  • Horse Cover
  • Horse Cover
  • Bag (chanteh?)
  • Horse Cover
Container Gallery
  • Bag-Face
  • Bag Face
  • Bag Face
  • Tapestry
  • Bag Face
  • Saddle-Bag Face (khorjin fragment)
  • Double Bag (khorjin)
  • Bag-face
  • Cover
  • Complete Saddle-Bag (khorjin)
  • Northwest Persian Rug
  • Cover (arkilla jenngo)
  • Saddle-Bag
More Containers
  • Saddle Cover
  • Horse Cover
  • Horse Cover
  • Horse Cover
  • Bag (chanteh?)
  • Horse Cover
  • Bag-Face
  • Bag Face
  • Bag Face
  • Tapestry
  • Bag Face
  • Saddle-Bag Face (khorjin fragment)
  • Double Bag (khorjin)
  • Bag-face
  • Tapestry-Woven Cover (gileem)
  • Horse Cover
  • Cover
  • Complete Saddle-Bag (khorjin)
  • Saddle-Bag

The Baluch

Baluch Gallery
  • Silk Robe (chapan)
  • Silk Panel
  • Ceremonial Garment (Geringsing)
  • Baluch Salt Bag (namakdan)
  • Baluch Rug
  • Bridal Veil (ruband)
  • Baluch Bagface
  • Baluch Bagface (khorjin fragment)
  • Baluch Bagface (khorjin fragment)
  • Coat, Greater Syria
  • Baluch Cushion Cover (balisht)

Village and Commercial Rugs from Iran

Persian Rugs
  • Northwest Persian Rug
  • Bijar Rug
  • Bijar Rug
  • Ferahan Rug
  • Ferahan Rug
  • Northwest Persian Rug
  • Senneh Runner

Iran Rug Gallery

  • Hamadan Runner
  • Complete Saddle-Bag (khorjin)
  • Cover
  • Northwest Persian Rug
  • Bijar Rug
  • Bijar Rug
Persian Rugs
  • Ferahan Rug
  • Ferahan Rug
  • Northwest Persian Rug

Village and Commercial Rugs from the Caucasus

Caucasian Gallery
  • Kazak Rug
  • East Caucasian Rug
  • “Chichi” Rug
  • Talesh Rug
  • Ceremonial Camel Trapping (asmalyk)
  • Bag Face (torba), Turkmen
  • Turkmen Trapping
  • Bag Face (chuval), Salor Tribe
  • “Akstafa” Long Rug
More Caucasian
  • East Caucasian Long Rug
  • Soumak Rug
  • Kazak Rug
  • East Caucasian Rug
  • “Chichi” Rug
  • Talesh Rug

Village and Commercial Rugs from Turkey

Yastiks
  • Cushion Cover (yastik)
  • Cushion Cover (yastik)

Turkish Village Rugs

  • ‘Star Ushak’ Carpet
  • Double Niche Rug
  • Cushion Cover (yastik)
  • Cushion Cover (yastik)
  • East Caucasian Long Rug
  • Soumak Rug
  • Village Rug
  • Hamadan Runner
  • Northwest Persian Rug

Domestic Embroidery

Domestic Embroidery
  • Embroidered Cover
  • Embroidery
  • Embroidered Panel
More Domestic Embroidery
  • Wall Hanging or Cover
  • Embroidered Panel
Domestic Embroidery Items
  • Four Urban Embroidered Small Purses
  • Curtain Panel
  • Cushion Cover

Silks and Carpets for High Society

Domestic Embroidery Items
  • Rug, (small fragment)
  • Kerman Carpet Fragment
  • Safavid Carpet Fragment
  • Ottoman Prayer Rug
  • Ottoman Velvet fragment
  • Ottoman Silk Fragment
  • Ottoman Silk
  • Silk Curtain Fragment
  • Tunisian or Moroccan Silk