Michael Craycraft

Bertram Frauenknecht, Michael Craycraft and Ulrike Montigel at Sartirana textile Show 2011

Michael Craycraft died 10 May 2015 after a long struggle against leukaemia and he will be deeply missed by his many friends and colleagues in the tribal rug world. Michael was my friend and he contributed to Jozan Magazine with a lot of interesting photos, reviews and articles from antique rug fairs, exhibitions and conferences. He was a foremost expert on Baluch and Turkmen weavings and a highly esteemed tribal rug dealer. Michael was the organizer of the first Antique Rug & Textile Show 2009 in San Francisco and I had the pleasure to be his webmaster for the ARTS 2009 website. Ivan Soenderholm, Jozan … Read more




Steinert meets the Danish rug collectors

Tim Steinert, Carpet Collector’s editor and organizer of BARE, had a special meeting with members of the Danish Rug Society on Tuesday 9 April 2013 at the society’s club room i Gentofte, Copenhagen. This event was arranged because the Danish Rug Society wanted more information about the magazine, it’s mission and also because of interest for the coming Berlin Antique Rugs & Textile Exhibition 31 May – 2 June 2013.




Rug marketing

Rug business has been challenging worldwide and also for US importers and retailers. Many factors have been the cause such as the US Iranian rug embargo, weavers moving to higher paying jobs and a flood of tufted goods.




NYICS exhibitor Robin Gray

Robin Gray, principal of Robin Gray Design, will be one of the exhibitors at New York International Carpet Show 12-14 September 2010. She has just announced that her contemporary handmade carpets are now viewed in a new showroom in 1512 Pacheco Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico. As an introduction to her new location, Gray and FOUR invite the public to an opening celebration on Friday, 13 August, from 5 to 8 pm. “Join me in viewing selections from my Antique and 2011 collections—rugs that I’ll be taking to the New York International Carpet Show in … Read more