This years Sartirana Textile Show starts in less than two months so it is time to book flight and hotel.
At this moment some 24 international antique rug and textile dealers have confirmed their presence. The updated exhibitor list includes Edoardo Marino, Calpesta la guerra, Tea tappeti (Elio Sechi), Serkan Sari, Sorgato, Dell’Orto, Zamani, Tehrani, Mollaian, Igor, Kami, Parvizyar, Ufuklar, Bieler, Foumani, Sadeghi-Apadana, Vettoretti, Franciacorta, Kamoo Gallery, Cattai, Boralevi, Rillosi and Vignati.
“We have not completed the exhibitors list yet, but it is almost done and we are finalizing an elaborate side program with lectures, special exhibitions and events” said Alberto Boralevi to Jozan Magazine.
Among the exhibitors are some new entries like Elisabetta Vignati, an Italian Lady from Busto Arsizio, who is particularly interested in tribal weavings and Edoardo Marino, a young Roman dealer who is trying to add a social meaning to his work as a dealer.
Edoardo Marino will present some early examples from his collection as well as a group of Afghan War rugs gathered under the motto Calpesta la Guerra (Step on War) and belonging to the CooperAction Onlus association. The goal of this association is to promote peace and human rights through publications, events and exhibitions of War rugs.
This years special cultural exhibition will be devoted to bags and bag faces of all sorts and provenance, lent by exhibiting dealers and private collectors.
The special exhibition will be built around a very important antique piece, a large 15th century belt-bag called ‘Scarsella’ Fiorentina, loaned by the Bardini Museum of Florence. The Curator of the Bardini Museum will hold an opening speech and tell more about this early and rare piece.
A lecture program ‘Tea-Time-Textile-Talks’ will take place Friday and Saturday with four short lectures.
Elmira Gyul, Tashkent, well known specialist on Central Asian textiles will speak about Uzbek embroidery.
Koos de Jong, well known Chinese and Tibetan saddle-rug specialist, will speak about early Tibetan saddle rugs and will also sell signed copies of his newly published book ‘Dragon & Horse – Saddle Rugs and Other Horse Tack from China and Beyond’.
Suzanne Spahi, a Canadian mosaic artist, will introduce the audience to tribal rugs interpreted in mosaics, showing a selection of her latest works based on a group of Moroccan rugs.
Edoardo Marino will speak about his project Calpesta la Guerra (Step on War), a new way to look at rugs and their meanings.
STS opening hours:
Thursday 19/09 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday 20/09 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday 21/09 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday 22/09 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Location and more information: STS 2013, Sartirana Castle, Sartirana, Lomellina, Italy