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.




Vienna Symposium Rug Auction

Lot 25. Senneh 7ft. 10in. x 5ft. 0in. Persia, mid 19th century. Estimate: € 4500 - 6500

Austria Auction Company will hold an auction ‘Vienna Symposium Rug Auction’  7 April 2018 to coinside with the symposium ‘The Handmade Rug in the 21. Century’ 5-7 April 2018 organized by Oritop. The Handmade Rug in the 21. Century The symposium ‘The Handmade Rug in the 21. Century’  will take place at Palais Breuner in Vienna. The presentation of the book ‘The Handmade Carpet – a comprehensive guide to contemporary rugs’ by Fritz Langauer and Ernst A. Swietly will take place 5 April followed by lectures by leading carpet experts 6-7 April. Among lecturers are Alix G. … Read more




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