San Francisco Antique Rug & Textile Show

Category: Fairs and conferences

The popular Antique Rug & Textile Show in San Francisco is one of the most important fairs for antique tribal rugs and textiles. This years show takes place 18-21 October 2012 at the Motel Capri in San Francisco Marina District.

ARTS 2012 will open for members of the Antique Rug & Textile Art Association (ARTAA) Thursday 18 October at 2.30 pm and the fair is open for the public Friday 19 October to Sunday 21 October, from 10 am to 8 pm.

The participating dealers and exhibitors include Alberto Levi, Ali Aydin, Amin Motamedi, Andy Lloyd, Ben Banayan, Bertram Frauenknecht, Craig Wallen, DeWitt Mallary, Ed Koch, Effi Aghalarpour, Ernest Vojdani, Fred Hazin, Hagop Manoyan, Hamid Rafatpanah, James Cohen, Jeff Dworsky, John Collins, Lawrence Kearney, Mark Berkovich, Mete Mutlu, Michael Craycraft, Michael Phillips, Mohammad Zavvar, Nick Wright, Owen Parry, Patrick Pouler, Peter Pap, Reyn Staffel, Rob van Wieringen, Rodney McDonald, Ron Hort, Saeed Imani, Sam Coad, Seref Ozen, Stolp Fraser, Udo Langauer, Ulrike Montigel, and Wayne Barron.

Ulrike Montigel will exhibit this (pre 18th century ?) Turkoman chuval at ARTS 2012
Michael Phillips will exhibit this circa 1850 Chodor chuval
Ben Banayan will exhibit this East Anatolian Kurd
Michael Craycraft will exhibit this 18th century Arabatchie chuval
Andy Lloyd will exhibit this circa 1880 Khamseh “bird” bag
Hagop Manoyan will exhibit this circa 1865 Tekke main carpet
Jeff Dworsky will exhibit this Yastik

A Show & Tell will take place Sunday at noon and the ARTS organizers encourage collectors to bring in pieces for discussion with others. “Last year the first Show & Tell was successful and there were some great pieces to be seen” said Ben Banayan to Jozan Magazine.

ARTAA is a consortium of rug and textile collectors and dealers and also a California registered charitable organization. The annual membership fee is $45.

Location and more information about ARTAA and ARTS: ARTS 2012,  Motel Capri, 2015 Greenwich Street, San Francisco.

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