Ali Riza Tuna – Anatolian kilims

Detail - Central Anatolian Kilim

Ali Riza Tuna’s book “From Myth to Art: Anatolian Kilims” published in Geneva 2022 is a conclusion of his study and project ‘The Kilim as an Image’. It is an immersive book about the Anatolian flatweaves that opens new perspectives. Joining Hans Belting’s “Anthropology of Images” to Ernst Cassirer’s philosophy … read more

From photo til wall – Iranian rug art


Daniel Bikas is an Iranian artist based in Tabriz with primary focus on wall rugs. Jozan Magazine has asked Daniel to tell more about his work. “A family portrait tells a long story and brings memoirs to mind by looking at it and is a heritage that can be passed down … read more

John Lambert Sommer, M.D.

John Lambert Sommer

John L. Sommer died of a stroke on September 1, 2020 (age 93) at home in Palo Alto, California. Born on a farm in Illinois to a Mennonite family, he received his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Chicago. His wife Donna, whom many in the rug and … read more

Nazmiyal Auctions teams with Elisabeth Poole Parker

Nazmiyal Antique Rugs, a prominent antique rug dealer in the USA for the last 40 years, teams up with Elisabeth Poole Parker, the former head of Christie’s rug department for 22 years, to build a new auction house dedicated to the art of weaving and rugs. “I am so happy … read more