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

Fine Antique Oriental Rugs XI in Vienna

Daghestan prayer rug

Fine antique oriental rugs on sale in Vienna Austria Auction Company will hold their next carpet auction “Fine Antique Oriental Rugs XI” 18 June 2018 at 17.00 in Vienna. This antique oriental rugs auction includes 103 lots, and among them antique Anatolian, Causcasian and Persian rugs. Their preview exhibition at Palais Breuner will be open for the public 14-16 June from 11.00 – 17.00 and on the day of the auction 18 June from 11.00 – 17.00. Examples of rugs on sale Online catalogue and more information The online catalogue for “Fine Antique Oriental Rugs XI” has … Read more

14th International Conference on Oriental Carpets 7-10 June in Washington DC

The 14th ICOC International Conference will be held in Washington DC from 7-10 June 2018. As in 2015 the ICOC is being held in collaboration with the Textile Museum on the campus of George Washington University. The ICOC includes both conference and academic sessions, a dealer fair, exhibitions and also a conference extension. The opening reception of the Dealer fair will take place Thursday 7 June in the evening and the conference and academic sessions from Friday 8 June through Sunday 10 June. The conference extension will take place Monday 11 June – Thursday 12 … Read more

Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets

Lotto rug

Christies auction ‘Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets’ will take place 26 April 2018 in London. The auction includes 70 rugs and carpets and among them antique Caucasian, Persian, Anatolian, Indian and Chinese rugs and carpets. The highlights include several 17th century pieces from Persia and Anatolia. Sale of lot 160-310 will start at 2 p.m. The preview in King Street will be open for the public 21-25 April. The catalogue can be found online at www.christies.com. Location and more information: Christies, 8 King Street, St. James’s, London.

Safavid carpets – Iran Carpet Museums 40th anniversary

Iran Carpet Museum in Tehran, founded in 1976, has been celebrating it’s 40th anniversary 14 February 2018. A special exhibition of forty Safavid carpets has been a part of the celebration and Manouchehr Haghighat, a Tehran carpet dealer, has provided Jozan Magazine with photos and information from the event. Examples of Safavid carpets exhibited at Iran Carpet Museum Location and more information: Iran Carpet Museum, North-West Corner Of Laleh Park , Fatemi and Karegar Junction, Tehran.

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