Phil Bell Antique Oriental Rugs

Manchester
Lancashire

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

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. I can also source rugs from my contacts in the trade if there is something specific that you are looking for. Please feel free to contact me, I like nothing more than to talk about rugs so I am happy to oblige.

Kurdish

19th Century Kurdish rug with great colours, long pile and a heavy weave. I am still trying…
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Khamseh Baharlu

A striking piece with the giant boteh dominating the main field, closer inspection shows the…
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Karaja

This piece has an all wool foundation which may point to a Kurdish origin. The deep blue…
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Gendje

This is an impressive and very beautiful rug with a central field that shines like a stained…
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Gendje

This is a stunning rug of the highest quality with a wonderful palette and great design. I…
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Kula

One of the most beautiful rugs I have had the pleasure to own to date. I find the colour…
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Shulaver Kazak

This is a great example of a Shulaver Kazak with particularly bright range of colours and…
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Shulaver Kazak

This rug has a soft floppy weave and the spacious diamonds float over a rich dark blue field.…
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Bijar

This is in my opinion a very beautiful rug, there is always something special about a plain…
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Shahsavan

A wonderful rug with a spray of Kochak patterns randomly placed over a background that drifts…
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Daghestan

A very attractive rug with good age and an interesting design. The central field is crammed…
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Konya

This is an intriguing rug. I believe it to have good age, possibly earlier than stated. The…
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Khamseh

A classic Khamseh rug with three diamonds spanning the rich central field which is filled…
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Afshar

A great little Afshar with a rich palette of colours and soft lustrous wool.The central field…
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Afshar

This is an interesting rug with an unusually reserved palette for an Afshar. The central soft…
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