The next London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair (LARTA) will take place 24-29 January 2017 at a new location, the Battersea Evolution Marquee, within the Winter Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair, at Battersea Park, London. LARTA was launched as an annual Fair in 2011 to provide the UK with its only high-end specialist event to focus on fine antique carpets and textiles for collectors, decorators and trade buyers
Exhibitors, whose number will increase by 50% to nearly 20, are leading specialists in woven works of all periods to the early 20th century, and from across the world.
LARTA has grown year by year since it launched, and several important new participants join the event in 2017. Liberty – Oriental Carpets, the department from Liberty of London, has been enticed to take part in what will be their first ever fair, while C. John Rare Carpets, veteran of the Grosvenor House Fair, will bring important carpets, tapestries and textiles of all periods. Also new is Peta Smyth, renowned expert in European textiles of the 16th to 19th centuries, Gideon Hatch, a leader in the field of original contemporary carpet designs and Arian Arts with a choice collection of Islamic textiles and art. Turkmen Gallery of Belgravia, Marilyn Garrow, expert in embroideries from Europe and the Orient, and Brian MacDonald Antique Rugs return to the Fair, joining regular exhibitors such as Aaron Nejad, James Cohen Antique Carpets, Owen Parry, Galerie Arabesque of Stuttgart, Seneh Carpets, Hakiemie Rugs Ltd and Andy Lloyd.
Location and more information: London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair 2017, Battersea Evolution (The Marquee), Battersea Park, London SW11