ICOC 14th in Washington 7-10 June 2018

ICOC has announced that the 14th International Conference on Oriental Carpets (ICOC 14th) will be held in Washington DC from June 7 -10, 2018. The conference will be held in collaboration with the Textile Museum and the George Washington University Museum. Dealers Fair Events begin on Thursday 7 June with exhibition tours followed by an evening reception at the Dealers’ Fair. The Dealers’ Fair will remain open from Thursday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. Sessions and exhibitions Academic sessions on Friday and Saturday will include sessions on Central Asian rugs and textiles as well as modern trends in … Read more

Poppmeier Collection of early Anatolian kilims at Rippon Boswell

17-18th century Karapinar Kilim

The Poppmeier Collection including very early and rare Anatolian kilims will be on sale at Rippon Boswell in Wiesbaden 10 March 2018 at 3 p.m. This interesting auction with 88 lots includes flatweaves and fragments from Anatolia, Persia, Caucasus and Africa. Most of the flatweaves, 55 pieces, are Anatolian kilims and some of them very early 17th century kilims. The preview is open for the public 6-9 March from 2-7 p.m. and on the day of the auction 10 March from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. One of the highlights of this auction is a 17-18th … Read more

Report from LARTA 2018

LARTA 2018

LARTA 2018 was a success The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair 2018 – LARTA 2018 – took place 23-28 January at Battersea Evolution and was a success. Nearly all dealers were very pleased with their week on all fronts: satisfactory business with private, interior design and trade clients, and many new potential customers to follow-up with. Trade buyers flew in from all quarters of the globe, with well-known names in the carpet and textile world present such as Armand Deroyan from Paris, Max Lerch from Munich and Noah Balour from California. A continuing trend is for rugs … Read more

Oriental Carpets, Textiles and Tapestries at Dorotheum

Transylvanian rug

Oriental carpets auction 28 February 2018 in Vienna Dorotheum holds their next oriental carpets auction ‘Oriental Carpets, Textiles and Tapestries’ Wednesday 28 February 2018 at 16.000 at Palais Dorotheum in Vienna. The auction includes 231 lots. The carpets on sale include The rugs and carpets on sale include a broad selection of antique and semi-antique Persian, Caucasian, Anatolian and Chinese rugs. Their preview exhibition at Palais Dorotheum will be open for the public from 22 February through 28 February. More information about the sale The catalogue for their auction ‘Oriental Carpets, Textiles and Tapestries’ can be found … Read more

Carpet sale at Bruun Rasmussen

Carpet sale in Copenhagen Bruun Rasmussen will hold their next international auction including carpet sale 28 February 2018 at their premises in Bredgade 33, Copenhagen. The preview will take place 22-26 February in Bredgade. ‘Our sale includes a broad collection of Anatolian, Persian, Turkmen and Caucasian rugs‘ says Bruun Rasmussens carpet specialist Henrik Schleppegrell to Jozan Magazine. Bruun Rasmussen holds four international auctions each year which include antique oriental rugs.   More information about the carpet sale The catalogue is online at bruun-rasmussen.dk. Location and more information: Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers, Bredgade 33, DK-1260 København K. Recent … Read more

Honours to carpet retailers

Carpet XL honours exemplary carpet retailers at Domotex, 14 January 2018 Which specialist carpet retailers and departments set good examples in the market? Who is especially courageous, creative and successful? At Domotex 2018 in Hanover, the world’s largest trade fair for floorcoverings, Carpet XL honoured exemplary achievements and concepts with the Carpet XL Star. Carpet XL, the international trade magazine for carpets, invited retailers to apply for the award in the summer of 2017, and applications were sent in from all over the world and from different trade company types. Prizes were awarded in six … Read more