The London Antique Rug and Textile Art Fair 2022

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The London Antique Rug and Textile Art Fair (LARTA) will be back in London from Tuesday 25 to Sunday 30 January 2022. Some twenty antique rug and textile dealers from UK and France are exhibiting carpets, rugs and textiles on the mezzanine of The Decorative Fair. To visit the fair you need to book tickets in advance.

At LARTA 2022 the expert dealers are offering items from Persia, India, China, Japan, Central Asia, Anatolia and the Caucasus, as well as from Europe, Africa and the Americas.

Examples of rugs and textiles on display at the fair

VILLA ROSEMAINE A Chinese Canton satin embroidered hanging or bedspread
AARON NEJAD GALLERY Mazandaran kilim with stripes
OWEN PARRY 19th century Bochara suzani
ORIENTAL RUG SHOP Qashqai 203 x 134 cm 120+yrs
GIDEON HATCH A new design ‘Obelix’ available in 2 different colourways, hand knotted in India
EMILY’S HOUSE LONDON mid-century Moroccan Rabat rug
THE ORIENTAL RUG GALLERY LTD late 19thC Khamseh Bwanat carpet

LARTA 2022 exhibitors

Aaron Nejad Gallery – rugs, carpets and textiles from the East and Europe up to the early 20th century
Antique Décor (formerly Tribal Rugs Gallery) – antique rugs, carpets, textiles, tapestries and embroideries from around the world
Anthony Hazeldine – antique Oriental and European carpets, kilims from Turkey, Persia and the Caucasus, antique Navajo weavings
Brian MacDonald Antique Rugs – antique Eastern rugs, carpets, kilims & tribal dowry weavings
Carpet Restoration Studio – specialist in antique Persian rugs and restoration services
Emily’s House London – vintage hand-made rugs and kilims from Morocco and Turkey
Hakiemie Rugs Ltd – specialist in antique rugs, carpets & textiles with an emphasis on tribal
Ian Shaw, Tribal Arts & Textiles – African tribal art and textiles
James Cohen Antique Carpets – specialising in handmade rugs, carpets and textiles from 16th to 19th centuries
London House Rugs – handmade classic, vintage and contemporary rugs from weavers throughout the East.
Marilyn Garrow Fine Textile Art – antique textiles, specialists in magnificent embroideries both from Europe and the Orient
Oriental Rug Shop – antique and vintage Persian rugs, carpets, runners, kilims & tribal trappings
Owen Parry – focuses on the best and oldest material, with emphasis on colour and rarity
Peta Smyth Antique Textiles – 16th to 19th century European textiles and exported textiles for European tastes
Phil Bell Antique Oriental Rugs – antique rugs, specialising in tribal pieces
The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd – a treasure trove of handwoven rug masterpieces
Villa Rosemaine – 18th to 20th century textiles, costume and fashion.

Opening hours and ticket booking

Opening hours for the LARTA fair at Battersea Park are Tuesday 12.00 to 20.00, Wednesday and Thursday 11.00 to 20.00, Friday and Saturday 11.00 to 19.00 and Sunday 11.00 to 18.00.

It is important to mention that people wishing to attend LARTA 2022 must book tickets in advance.  Opening day tickets Tuesday 25 January 2022 cost £20 each and entry on subsequent days is £10 each, again bookable in advance only. The booking link is:  London Antique Rug and Textile Art Fair  Eventbrite

‘For those who are not able to come to the Fair, we will run our online event, LARTA Online, on our website, mirroring some items for sale at our Battersea event.’ said the organizer Aaron Nejad to Jozan Magazine.

Location and more information: The London Antique Rug and Textile Art Fair, Evolution London, Battersea Park, Chelsea Brg, Queenstown Rd, London SW11 4NJ

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