Oriental rugs and carpets at Christies

Lot 306, a West Anatolian Ghirlandaio rug, late 17th century. Estimate 40.000-60.000 GBP

Christies coming auction ‘Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets’ 26 October 2017 in London includes 64 carpet lots. Among them some very old Anatolian rugs from the 16th and the 17th centuries. The session with the carpet lots starts at 2pm. Their preview in King Street is open for…

Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets at Skinner

Lot 99. Nurata Suzani, Central Asia, c. 1850, 7 ft. 10 in. x 5 ft. 1 in. 
Estimate $3,000-4,000

Skinner will hold their next special carpet auction ‘Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets’ Monday 23 October 2017 at 12pm in Boston. Their preview will be open for the public Friday 20 October from 12-7pm, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October from 12-5pm, and on the day of the auction Monday 23 October from 9am-10.30 am. The October Fine Oriental Rugs &…

Ikat Textiles of the Indonesian Archipelago

Ikat Textiles of the Indonesian Archipelago by Peter ten Hoopen

Hong Kong University Museum and Art Gallery holds an ongoing exhibition of Indonesian ikat textiles from the Peter ten Hoopen collection. The exhibition is titled ‘Fibres of Life’. The exhibition opened 15 September 2017 and will run through 26 November 2017 The occasion is celebrated by the publication of Ikat Textiles of the Indonesian Archipelago, a…

Azerbaijani Carpets Symposium 17-23 October 2017

A slit-tapestry khorjin,  from the eastern Transcaucasus. Archive photo by Mike Tschebull from The 3rd International Symposium of Azerbaijani Carpets in Baku 2003.

The Academic Programme for the 5th International Symposium on Azerbaijani Carpets (ISAC Baku), 17-20 October 2017, will cover a broad range of aspects of carpet studies. Not only related to carpets from Azerbaijan like but also comparisons with carpets from other regions, as well as other topics connected to textile arts. Registration is free and open…

The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair 2018

Beshir juval, Central Asia,  19th century (exhibitor Tribal Rugs Gallery)

The dates for the annual London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair (LARTA) has been released and the fair will take place 23-28 January 2018. The venue will be on the Mezzanine of Battersea’s Decorative Fair. The organizer and founder of this fair is Aaron Nejad, a leading antique rug dealer from London. LARTA will…