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In response to popular demand, ‘Skill of the Hand, Delight of the Eye’, the Sadberk Hanım Museum’s current exhibition in Istanbul of of Turkish embroidery has been extended until the end of June 2013.
A selection of Islamic masterworks from Kuwait’s al-Sabah Collection are on display at The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, until 26 January 2014, as part of a long-term collaboration with the Kuwait National Museum, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah (DAI).
A superb 17th century carpet from Persia leads a record breaking auction of carpets at Sotheby’s New York, selling for $33m, and putting rugs in the same collecting category as Old Master and Modern paintings
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Among the add-ons during the recent BARE antique carpet and textile art fair at the Old Mint in Berlin was an evocative special documentary photo exhibition, ‘Schicksalsnacht im Tresorraum der Alten Münze – Das Ende der bedeutenden Sammlung Bodes’ (Fateful Night in the Vault of the Old Mint – The End of the Important Bode Collection).
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Potentially the greatest carpet auction in living memory, 25 classical 16th and 17th century carpets from the collection of the ‘Copper King’ are being sold at Sotheby’s in New York on 5 June 2013 by the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC to benefit future acquisitions.