John Lambert Sommer, M.D.

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

The Textile Museum celebrates John Howe

On Saturday, 13 July 2019, The Textile Museum will be hosting a special Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning and lunch reception to celebrate John Howe and his blog documenting nearly ten years’ museum’s most popular program… read more

Michael Craycraft

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 … read more