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Michael Craycraft

Bertram Frauenknecht, Michael Craycraft and Ulrike Montigel at Sartirana textile Show 2011

Michael Craycraft died 10 May 2015 after a long struggle against leukaemia and he will be deeply missed by his many friends and colleagues in the tribal rug world. Michael was my friend and he contributed to Jozan Magazine with a lot of interesting photos, reviews and articles from antique rug fairs, exhibitions and conferences. He was a foremost expert on Baluch and Turkmen weavings…

John Wetenhall Director of The Textile Museum

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The Textile Museum has just announced that John Wetenhall has been appointed to be director of the Textile Museum and the George Washington University Museum. John Wetenhall will begin on 1 June and will lead the transition of the Textile Museum to the George Washington University campus.

Steinert meets the Danish rug collectors

Tim Steinert meets members of the Danish Rug Society

Tim Steinert, Carpet Collector’s editor and organizer of BARE, had a special meeting with members of the Danish Rug Society on Tuesday 9 April 2013 at the society’s club room i Gentofte, Copenhagen. This event was arranged because the Danish Rug Society wanted more information about the magazine, it’s mission and also because of interest for the coming Berlin Antique Rugs & Textile Exhibition 31 May – 2 June 2013.

Rug marketing

Paul Shaper checking the print of their "Woven Treasures 2013" calendar

Rug business has been challenging worldwide and also for US importers and retailers. Many factors have been the cause such as the US Iranian rug embargo, weavers moving to higher paying jobs and a flood of tufted goods.

NYICS exhibitor Robin Gray

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Robin Gray, principal of Robin Gray Design, will be one of the exhibitors at New York International Carpet Show 12-14 September 2010. She has just announced that her contemporary handmade carpets are now viewed in a new showroom in 1512 Pacheco Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico. As an introduction to her new location, Gray and…