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LARTA The London Antique Rug and Textile Art Fair will take place Tuesday 25 to Sunday 30 January 2022 after the annual event in 2021 was held online only. Eighteen dealers from the UK and Europe will exhibit carpets, rugs and textiles on the mezzanine of The Decorative Fair at Evolution London, Battersea Park.


LARTA is the UK’s specialist event for antique carpets, vintage rugs and textile art. LARTA 2022 exhibitors include Aaron Nejad (organizer), Alberto Levi, Antique Décor, Carpet Restoration Studio, Emily’s House London, Gideon Hatch, Anthony Hazeldine, Bakhtiyar, Hakiemie Rugs, Ian Shaw, James Cohen, Marilyn Garrow, Oriental Rug Shop, Owen Parry, Peta Smyth, Phil Bell, The Oriental Rug Gallery and Villa Rosemaine.

Among the eighteen exhibitors are three newcomers exhibiting at LARTA for the first time. Alberto Levi Gallery from Milan, Phil Bell Antique Oriental Rugs from Manchester and Bakhtiyar from London. Alberto Levi has been trading antique rugs and textiles for 30 years and has built an excellent reputation. Phil Bell Antique Oriental Rugs is a new dealer, as Bell only started dealing relatively recently having had a passion for nomadic and antique village rugs for some 30 years. Bakhtiyar is a third generation family owned business specializing in decorative antique Persian carpets.

Antique rugs and textiles

At LARTA 2022 the eighteen dealers will offer rugs and textiles from Persia, India, China, Japan, Central Asia, Anatolia and the Caucasus, as well as from Europe, Africa and the Americas. There will be a huge range of carpets, rugs, textiles and trappings for sale, including room size decorative carpets, kilims, ikats, shawls, runners, suzanis, tribal rugs, horse rugs, bagfaces, prayer rugs, hangings, costumes and more.

18thC South Caucasian rug with blossom pattern
18thC South Caucasian rug with blossom pattern. Exhibitor Alberto Levi Gallery
Karachop Kazak rug
Karachop Kazak rug. Exhibitor Phil Bell Antique Oriental Rugs
Tabriz carpet
Tabriz carpet. Exhibitor Bakhtiyar, London and Hampshire

Tickets must be booked in advance

Pre-booking for LARTA 2022 is essential. The booking link is: London Antique Rug and Textile Art Fair Eventbrite

“We are adhering to government guidance to ensure the safety of all who exhibit and attend our fair. We continue to update our website, so it is best for visitors to check our latest advice before travelling to LARTA 2022.” said fair 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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