The Textile Society of America has just announced that the proceedings and submitted manuscripts from their 13th Biennial Symposium ‘Textiles and Politics’, held in Washington DC 18-22 September 2012, are now public available through the University of Nebraska, Lincoln’s Digital Commons TSA Symposium Proceedings.
‘This offers students and researchers a rich source of information and the openÂ access to our proceedings furthers TSA’s mandate to exchange and disseminate information about textiles worldwide’ said TSA’s Michele Hardy to Jozan Magazine.
The 13th Symposium explored the crossroads of textiles and politics and included lectures from more than hundred scholars. One of them, Elmira Gyul, Tashkent State University, who is a frequent author of articles published in Jozan Magazine, held an interesting lecture ‘Sogdian Textile Design: Political Symbols of an Epoch’. This article can be downloaded as a pdf file as well as the other articles and manuscripts.
More articles:Â Highlights from the Textile Society of Americaâ€™s Symposium
The 9th edition of Sartirana Textile Show organized by Alberto Boralevi will take place 19-22 September 2013 at Sartirana Castle at the first floor of the Pila building. Jozan Magazine has asked Alberto Boralevi if he has any news about the coming show to share with Jozan’s readers.
“We are working hard to organize the show and we have already recieved several registrations by old and new dealers. At present we have the following names confirmed: David Sorgato (Milan), Serkan Sari (Karlsruhe), Franco dell’Orto (Venice), Foumani (Amsterdam), Tehrani (Hamburg), Mollaian (Ferrara), Igor Honkanen (Helsinki), Kamoo Gallery (Teheran), Kami Chanteh (Turin), Robin Parvisyar (Milan), Herbert Bieler (Vienna), Sadettin Ufuklar (Ravenna), Carpet Diem (Monfalcone), Alberto Boralevi (Florence), Mirco Cattai (Milan), Rillosi (Venice), Degiosa Art (Singapore). We are expecting that another 8-10 exhibitors will join the group in the next weeks” said Alberto Boralevi.
One of the new entries is Giuseppe (Pino) De Giosa, an Italian living in Singapore. Giuseppe (Pino) De Giosa is a well known collector of Tibetan rugs and South East Asian textiles who has recently moved into dealing. He will present some important Tibetan examples and a collection of rare Buthanese Rain Cloacks (charkab).
Among the exhibitors in 2013 will be a very special stand run by a wine company, Conti Ducco of Franciacorta. This wine company will set set up a wine-tasting station just in the centre of the Show. “I am sure that many of our visitors and dealers will appreciate this very much” said Alberto Boralevi to Jozan Magazine.
The special non-sale exhibition at this years Sartirana Textile Show will be devoted to all kind of bags, town or tribal, for tent or saddle, for men or women and from any provenance and age. The exhibited bags will be loans from participating dealers and private collectors.”I’m also negotiating for having a very important and rare early piece from an Italian Museum which will be the gem of this exhibition” said Alberto Boralevi.
A second smaller exhibition is also planned but has not been finally corfirmed yet. Sartirana Textile Show 2013 will again include the popular Tea-Time-Textile-Talk and an International scholar has been invited by the organizers.
Location and more information: Alberto Boralevi, Sartirana Textile Show 19-22 September 2013, Sartirana Castle, Sartirana, Lomellina, Italy.
In two weeks the Berlin Antique Rug & Textile Exhibition BARE 2013 will open its gates. The fair is organized by Carpet Collector, the new magazine on antique rugs and textiles. BARE will offer something for both experts and beginners and anyone interested in culture and beautyful textiles are encouraged to attend. The consistently high standard of exhibitors guarantees that this event will appeal to well-versed collectors and connoisseurs and certainly also will infect newbies with the “rug virus”. “There were several reasons for choosing to hold the exhibition in Berlin. First of all, it is a city of superlatives that magically attracts tourists. Secondly, Berlin is home to many important museums, including the Museum of Islamic Art, which is just a short walk away from the Alte MÃ¼nze, the venue for BARE.” Tim Steinert, editor-in-chief of Carpet Collector says.
Besides the fair itself there are other very interesting special exhibitions. Small group tours to the exhibition “Schicksalsnacht im Tresorraum der Alten MÃ¼nze â€“ Das Ende der bedeutenden Sammlung Bodes” (The Fateful Night in the Old Mintâ€˜s Vault â€“ The End of the Major Bode Collection) will be offered several times a day. These tours will be guided because the vaults in the old factory building are very difficult to reach.
Two sales exhibitions will accompany the fair: “Carpet Collections” where the organizers have selected several thematic collections and display them in a large exhibition room. This exhibition will showcase high-quality collector rugs and textiles. Especially geared towards the next generation of rug collectors is “Just for the fun”, featuring pieces in an affordable price range for younger rug enthusiasts.
VIP tickets for BARE 2013
Jozan draws 5 x 2 VIP-tickes for BARE 2013. The ticket is valid for all days of the exhibition (31. May to 2 June 2013) and also for the Pre-Opening event on Thursday 30 May from 18:00 to 21:00 which is on invitation only. To participate in the drawing simply write your contact information in this contact form and hit the send button. We will draw the 5 x 2 tickets on 22 May and send the tickets to the winners by mail. As an extra offer to all who attend in this drawing we are also able to offer a free trial copy of Carpet Collector. Good luck!
Bukowskis Classic Spring Auction in Stockholm includes 83 carpet and textile lots. The carpet session at Wahrendorffsgatan 8 will take place Thursday 30 May 2013 and the auction preview at Berzelii Park 1Â is open for the public 22-27 May.
Most of the carpets and rugs in this auction are antique and semi-antique Persian rugs but a few Chinese, Tibetan, Caucasian and Anatolian rugs are represented too. The most expensive lot in this carpet session is a French tapestry from the beginning of the 18th century estimated to circa â‚¬12,000-18,000.
Bukowskis catalogue can be found online.
Location and more information: Bukowskis, Wahrendorffsgatan 8, Stockholm
Sotheby’s has just released the online catalogue for their sale ‘Important Carpets from the William A. Clark Collection’ 5 June 2013 in New York.
This sale includes 25 carpets from the 16th and 17th centuries collected by copper baron and senator William Andrews Clark in the late 19th and early 20th century. Senator Clark built the largest mansion of its time in New York City with over 130 rooms in which to display his collection.
Lowest estimate for a carpet in this auction is $20,000 Â and highest estimate $7,000,000 for lot 12, the famous Sickle-Leaf Carpet.
This auction has drawn a lot of attention and it will exciting to see how high the bids for lot 12, the Clark Sickle-Leaf Carpet, will go.
The exhibition in New York will open Saturday 1 June and run through Tuesday 4 June. So if you are in New York at that time you should not miss the opportunity to see these 25 masterpieces.
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Location and more information:Â Sothebyâ€™s, 1334 York Avenue, New York