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Anahita Gallery, Inc.

Anahita International Photography

Andrew Hale, Director

P.O. Box 5827

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502

Anahita International Photography specializes in 19th to 21st century photography from Russia and Central Asia. We show artists from early Soviet modernists to underground artists from the 1960s and 1970s and straight edge contemporary work by Russia's top art photographers. We carry ethnographic and art photography from Uzbekistan, Tibet, Africa, Japan, and the USA.


Andrew Hale of Anahita Gallery, Inc. is a certified member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA). Mr. Hale provides reliable, USPAP certified appraisal services. His focus is on all forms of art from Central Asia, including antiquities, Islamic art, metalwork, ceramics, carpets, ikat, embroideries and other textile arts.

Andrew Hale is also an experienced appraiser of all forms of photography and sound recordings.

He has substantial experience in documenting and valuing collections, both for private collectors and insurers. Andrew Hale will provide appraisals for estate, charitable donation, and insurance purposes.

Call 505-231-7216 or email to discuss your appraisal needs.

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Vintage work by Bulla, Dudin, Eremin, Grinberg, Penson, Rodchenko, Shagin, Shokin, Zelma, and others. Contemporary Russian photographers include Boris Savelev, Sergei Gitman, Elena Darikovich, Alexander Lapin, Igor Moukhin, Alexander Slyusarev, Boris Smelov, and Maria Snigerevskaya. Other contemporary artists include Uzbekistan photographers Marat Baltibaev and Anatoly Rahimbaev.

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Anahita Gallery online offers fine, collectors' textiles and ethnographic ornament from Central Asia. We also carry a wide variety of antique, mid-20th century and contemporary decorative wall-hangings and bedcovers (suzani).

Important ancient art from the private collection of Andrew Hale, lawfully imported into the United States in the 1970s and early 1980s, including many objects previously published by archaeologist Victor Sarianidi, is shown by appointment.

Andrew Hale is author of numerous articles and books on Central Asian art, focusing on photography, urban and nomadic textiles, architectural materials, Islamic metalwork, and the Central Asian Bronze Age.


The Photograph Collector’s Guide, New Edition, Lorraine Davis (Ed.), contributor, forthcoming.

Colors of Oasis, Central Asian Ikats, Textile Museum, Washington, D.C., 2010, contributor.

A Story of Islamic Embroidery (with Andrew Hale, Marie France Vivier and Isabelle Denamur), TDIC, Abu Dhabi, 2010, co-author.

The Collection at Home. Sammlung Henkel II, Henkel, Gabriele (Ed.), contributor, Dumont Buchverlag, Koln, 2009.

Uzbek Embroidery in the Nomadic Tradition, co-author, Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Minneapolis, MN 2007

Ikat, Silks of Central Asia, The Guido Goldman Collection, co-author, Calmann and King, London, 1997

Ikat Silks of Central Asia, The Pip Rau Collection, co-author, Basil Blackwell, London, 1988