Valerie Justin

Hajji Baba Club meeting hosted by the Textile Museum

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by Valerie Justin. On June 5th the Hajji Baba Club of New York City, the oldest rug society in the United States, was hosted by the Textile Museum of Washington, D.C. at the home in Far Hills, New Jersey, of collector-members Claire and Roger Pratt. The very attractive installation of their collection of rugs and…

Isfahan carpet sold for 254,000 $ at Christies

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by Valerie Justin Christie’s Auction , 500 Decorative Arts, took place 24 November 2009 in New York. The auction included fifteen 17th century Isfahan carpets from the Corcoran Gallery of Art. All of the ISFAHAN 17th century carpets from the William Clark bequest sold. Most sold well; some at more than twice their high estimate.…

Christie’s November 24th auction

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A major rug event in New York will be Christie’s November 24th auction – 500 years Decorative Arts Europe – . An amazing group of carpets from the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington is included…among them are fifteen 17th c Isfahan carpets with early provenance from Italian dukes , English lords, a Portuguese prince,…

Radiance From the Rainforest

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Review by Valerie Justin, Vanishing Textiles Gorgeous garments and accoutrements from pre conquest South America fashioned from the brilliantly colored feathers of birds from the Amazonian rain forests, are currently shown in the Michael Rockefeller wing of the Metropolitan Museum in NYC. Titled “RADIANCE FROM THE RAINFOREST- Featherwork in Ancient Peru” this exhibit covers different…