International Conference on Oriental Carpets 2007 in Istanbul

ICOC 2007 – the 11th ICOC will be held in Istanbul April 19-22, 2007. The Dealer’s Fair, Academic Sessions and some Exhibitions will be held at the Swissotel. Call for academic papers ends in August 2006 and dealer booth registration starts 10 September 2006. According to the organizers of ICOC 2007 … read more

ACOR: Cicim and Zili by Donna Endres


The American Conference on Oriental Rugs offered quite a few interesting focus and hands-on sessions held by collectors and rug-professionals. One of the focus sessions “Cicim and Zili: Weft-Patterned Weavings of Anatolia” by Donna Endres on April 22nd, turned out to be a real hands-on session, with very interested collectors … read more

Sotheby’s Carpets in New York 3 June

Sotheby’s auction “Carpets” in New York 3 June 2005 includes 196 lots. Selection from the preview. All images ©Sotheby’s LOT: 26 RUG NAME: BESHIR PRAYER RUG AGE: ca. 1875 ESTIMATE: 4,000—6,000 USD SOLD: 4,200 USD DESCRIPTION: LOT 26 PROPERTY OF A NEW ENGLAND COLLECTOR A BESHIR PRAYER RUG, SOUTH TURKESTAN, … read more