Ornaments in the Harsh Style

Carpet Koroghlu. Azerbaijan. 2012. Wool, cotton. Pile, handmade. 255x204 cm. It was woven on the base of Tahir Salakhov’s painting. Sketch author: T.Bashirov

by Shirin Melikova, Director of the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum The carpet, the symbol of Azerbaijan, was and remains an important part of the nation’s cultural tradition. As in past eras, the carpet is alive and evolving, reflecting the dominant stylistic, aesthetic, and intellectual preferences of its time. Professional artists developed the design of carpets, following the main trends in art in their broadest context. The carpet contributed to the creation of the interior, not so much from the functional point of view as from the aesthetic. Adopting the prevalent artistic style of its day, the … Read more




Antique rug fairs in September and October

Serapi carpet

Some of the important annual antique rug fairs will take place in the coming months. In Europe the Sartirana Textile Show will run from 13 through 16 September 2018 and in the US the Antique Rug & Textile Show will take place 19-21 October 2018. One of the exhibitors at the Sartirana Textile Show James Cohen will also exhibit at the Antique Rug & Textile Show in San Francisco. Jozan Magazine has asked him to show a few of his rugs that will be on display. Location and more information: Sartirana Texile Show 2018, Piazza … Read more




Antique Rug & Textile Show 2018

ARTS

The 10th Antique Rug & Textile Show (ARTS) will take place 19-21 October 2018 at Greenwich Inn. in San Francisco. Over the last decade ARTS has become a leading venue in the US for authentic tribal rugs and ethnographic textiles. The exhibitors include more than twenty internationally respected dealers like Alberto Levi, Ali Aydin, Anatolian Picker, Andy Lloyd, Ben Banayan, DeWitt Mallary, Fahrettin İsik, Fazli Solak, Fred Hazin, Gallery Anatolia, Hagop Manoyan, Hayko, James Cohen, Jeff Dworsky, Mohammad Zavvar, Owen Parry, Rodney McDonald, Sam Coad, Sandra Whitman, Seref Ozen, Turkish Folk Art and Ulrike Montigel. Many of … Read more




Sartirana Textile Show 13-16 September 2018

The 14th Sartirana Textile Show (STS) will take place Thursday 13 – Sunday 16 September 2018 in Sartirana Lomellina at “La Pila”, the 17th century rice mill located besides Sartirana Castle. This years international and Italian dealers and exhibitors include Anatolian Picker, Anatolian Tappeti, Arachne, Alberto Boralevi, Bertram Rugs, James Cohen, Emin Demir, Galerie Emir, Max Lerch, Marino Edoardo, Mariti Giulia, Pazyrik Carpet, Enrica Pasino, Il Portico, Seltene Orientteppich, Serkan Sari, David Sorgato, Soulmate Textile and Vadala’ Concita. The fair has been held every year since 2005 and is one of the most important fairs for tribal … Read more




ICOC Tour ‘Carpets and Collections of the Alpine Area’ in September 2019

The Austrian Society for Textile Art Research has just announced an ICOC Tour “Carpets and Collections of the Alpine Area” from 8 September through 14 September 2019. ‘The participants will visit museums and private collections in the Alpine areas of Bavaria, Austria, and Northern Italy. Not only will there be a wide range of rare ethnological, liturgical and historical local textiles to be discovered, but also an array of carefully selected classical carpets will be on display’ says Peter Bichler to Jozan Magazine. The tour includes visits at: Museum Fuenf Kontinente, Munich (Ethnological Museum) Hofburg (Royal … Read more




Dorotheum to sell the Adil Besim Collection

Selendi Bird Ushak

Dorotheum will hold an auction 19 June 2018 at 5 pm of the collection of Adil Besim. The Adil Besim Collection includes a series of old and antique knotted carpets and textiles, a total of approximately 150 rare items, collected since 1946, by the company’s founder Adil and his son Ferdi Besim. The auction preview will take place from 13 June 2018. The auction’s highlight will be lot 58, a 16th/17th century Selendi bird-design ushak measuring 336 x 200 cm with a starting bid of 500,000. Among other very old carpets is lot 69, a … Read more




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