PHIL BELL ANTIQUE ORIENTAL RUGS

Manchester
Lancashire

Contact: Phil Bell
+44 (0)7949 032 392
philipbell844@gmail.com
www.philbellantiquerugs.uk
www.instagram.com/phil.bell.rugs/

I am a rug enthusiast with a thirty year long connection to the world of tribal weaving. I began my journey restoring and cleaning rugs and was lucky enough to handle some great pieces and meet many knowledgeable and passionate collectors and dealers along the way. My love of antique rugs is the primary purpose for my business which begins after a long career in the NHS. My aim is to have many beautiful things pass through my hands and learn from them. It is for me more a passion than a business. I operate from my home on the west side of Manchester and people are welcome to come and view the collection by appointment or I can send more photos on request. I prefer buyers to see the rug in person if possible so they can get a full appreciation of the condition without any obligation to buy.

Jaf Kurdish

One of the best examples of a Jaf Kurdish rug that I have seen to date with soft wool and…
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Tafrish

A good example of type.The central medallion dominates and the variation in the blue…
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Dazkiri

A rare and beautiful rug. The palette is balanced and fresh, the green is outstanding. The…
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Khamseh

A very fine example of an antique Khamseh rug in very good condition. Two diamonds filled…
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Sarouk

This is a classic Sarouk, very finely knotted with short pile and a tight weave. Typically it…
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Bijar

This piece has it all for me, strong colour, great abrash and great condition. The abrash is…
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Karaja

Karaja rugs have the same decorative qualities as Heriz pieces although this one has a much…
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Heriz

A really good decorative Heriz. The colours are fresh, rich and beautifully balanced. The…
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Kazak

A lovely Kazak with a white ground. The vegetable dyes are fresh and bright. I love the way…
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Bijar

A great example of a Kurdish Bijar with a robust weave typical of this type of rug. The…
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Luri

This is a busy little rug full of interest. Three vases decorate the central spine surrounded…
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Karabagh

An unusual Karabagh rug with a purple background. Typically for rugs made in this region the…
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Ghiordes

A fine and beautiful example of the Ghiordes prayer rug. The palette is unusual with soft…
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Jaf Chuval

A great example of a Jaf bag with it's original backing. One of the best examples I have come…
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Khamseh

A delightful little bag face with great colour and a typical Khamseh palette. This has some…
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