I have collected Turkomen weaving since the late 1970’s along with other types of ethnographic art. I’ve published interesting articles in Hali and Ghereh magazines, Oriental Rug Studies V, lectured at the International and the National Conferences on Oriental Rugs, and even played varsity football on scholarship at Jacksonville State University, 1969-70. Somehow managing to later graduate cum laude in molecular biology, from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1973, I went on to become a popular poet at ABC NOREO off Remsen Street in the East Village of New York City.
I am very proud of the fact that I C-14 tested and verified the first 17th century Turkoman artifact on record. I once had a flourishing business in Brooklyn, NY, and now reside down South in pleasant Chattanooga, Tennessee.
I sell value: You can place trust in A-bey as your source for fine rugs and weavings. The quality of timelessness from the “authentic” tribal artifact transferred to ones “self” is truly sublime and a profound experience. It is like being transported through a “window” into some far place in a distant past civilization. The quality or virtue that native artisans imbue each and every object with can be experienced directly by strong aesthetic sensibilities.
I have spent my life honing my ability to perceive the intricacies of the weavings in which I specialize. I have sold major pieces of ethnographic art to many important collections worldwide. An Ersari ensi I sold was displayed in San Francisco’s DeYoung Museum as part of an exhibit on their top 40 Turkoman masterpieces. I help collectors build value in their collections through my advice and outstanding selection of rugs and weavings. Let me help you build a wonderful collection of Oriental rugs or weavings.