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Welcome on the site of Bart Wille, archaeologist and art historian for the ancient Near & Middle East and Central Asia.

Since 1982 I am running a specialised gallery in Belgium, presenting archaeological and ethnographic items, under the motto "museum-quality at affordable prices"

Sarkoy kilim
Sarkoy kilim

Small sized Sarkoy kilim, western Turkey (Thracian part), 19th century.
This kilim belongs to the group of ‘floral Sarkoy’s’, with motifs that directly go back on Ottoman court weavings. Very fine warps & wefts, eccentric weft technique is used to obtain the typical curved lines; some damage but no restoration, 100% original collectors piece. 58 x 90 cm.


Price: 1.100 € EUR

Orissa silver bracelet
Orissa silver bracelet

Massive silver wire bracelet, Orissa, east India, 19th centrury. 400 gram; 5.5cm(H) x 8cm (dia). Price: 750 € EUR