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    For the Record. Rippon Boswell’s Lakai suzani

    A new world record price at auction for a Central Asian suzani of any description was paid for on 25 May 2013 for the catalogue cover piece in Rippon Boswell’s spring sale, lot 197, a large, densely intricate, blazingly colourful mandala-like ‘Lakai’ silk on silk embroidery from an old German collection

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    Wannenes Genoa, Antique Carpets & Textiles, 29 May 2013

    Wannenes in Genoa, Italy, has emerged over the past few years as a welcome player in the international antique carpet and textile auction market and Wannenes now hold regular specialist sales. A few of the possible highlights of their next Genoa sale, on 29 May 2013, are shown here.

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    Sotheby’s NY: Arts of the American West

    Sotheby’s 22 May auction of the Arts of the American West realised almost $4 million. This was the first Sotheby’s sale to bring together the best examples of American Indian artistic traditions as well as Western paintings and works on paper spanning 2,000 years of cultural and aesthetic traditions.

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    More eye candy at Rippon Boswell, 25 May

    Rippon Boswell’s Spring sale of antique carpets and textiles in Wiesbaden on Saturday, 25 May 2013, contains a typically well presented array of fine collectables from the carpet belt of Eurasia and beyond.

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    Rugs at the Dorotheum, Linz and Vienna, May Sales

    The Dorotheum in Vienna, one of the oldest of Europe’s leading auction rooms, holds regular Spring and Autumn sales of Oriental carpets, textiles and tapestries under the expertise of Wolfgang Matschek, and carpets are also included in less specialised sales both in Vienna and in the company’s provincial salerooms in cities such as Linz. This Spring, a Linz sale on 16 May 2013 includes a small group of rugs, while Herr Matschek’s main sale at the Palais Dorotheum on Monday 27 May, offers more than 200 lots.

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    Superb Suzani Embroideries: Rippon Boswell, Wiesbaden, 25 May

    Rippon Boswell’s major Spring sale in Wiesbaden on Saturday 25 May 2013 will include a very strong group of 13 Uzbek and Tajik suzani embroideries, several of which are consigned from a German private collection of long standing. The images speak for themselves

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    When is a Talish not a Talish? HALI 175, Auction Price Guide Erratum

    In HALI 175, on page 136, the image of a yellow-ground Northeast Caucasian prayer rug, sold at Grogan’s in Dedham in January 2013, mistakenly accompanies the details and comment for an unusual Talish prayer rug sold by Rippon Boswell in Wiesbaden in November 2012. Here are both rugs with the correct captions and comments.

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