The recent London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair took place 22-27 January 2019 and decorative textiles seemed to catch the attention of buyers this year, especially embroideries such as suzanis and English crewel work. Owen Parry, Aaron Nejad, Andy Lloyd and Anthony Hazledine all sold good examples at prices to around £15,000. Meg Andrews Antique Costumes & Textiles sold an early 18th century example of English crewel work for £1800; Galerie Arabesque sold a Coptic roundel depicting a bird £750 and Aaron Nejad sold a fine Indian Tree of Life embroidery £7,500.
“The audience at Battersea was amazing, offering plenty of opportunities for exhibitors to meet new buyers” said the fair organiser Aaron Nejad to Jozan Magazine.
The next London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair 2020 has now been announced and will take place 21-26 January 2020 at the Winter Decorative Fair Battersea.
More information: LARTA