News: October 2014

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    Carpets and Asian Art at Van Ham, Cologne

     On 5 December, 2014, the first sale of ‘Carpets and Tapestries’ to be held at Cologne auctioneer Van Ham’s new location at 2 Hitzelerstrasse, will include an outstanding early 18th century silk carpet from the Tarim Basin in Eastern Turkestan (modern Xinjiang). This rare small carpet features a pink-coloured ground decorated with exquisitely formed yellow-gold… Read more »

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    ‘A Life in Colour’ at Naziri, Hamburg

    Lila Valadan and Weddad Naziri have announced their first exhibition of Persian nomad rugs, ‘A Life in Colour’. From Friday 31st October 2014 at M. Naziri OHG’s newly redecorated warehouse in the Hamburg free port (Brooktorkai 15) they will be showing 64 selected pieces from the private collection of the late Mohammad Naziri, ranging from original Qashqa’i… Read more »

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    100 Kelims from the Neiriz Collection at the Volkspark Halle

    One hundred exceptional antique Persian, Caucasian and Anatolian tribal and village kilims and other flatweaves from the collection of Berlin artist/art dealer/ethnographic textile specialist Hamid Sadighi Neiriz will be on public display for the first time in the Volkspark Halle, in the town of Halle, Germany from 6-30 November 2014.

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    Woven Languages: Ikat Textiles in Lisbon

    Woven Languages: Indonesian Ikat Textiles from the Peter ten Hoopen Collection has just opened at the Museo do Oriente, Lisbon, 23 October 2014–25 January 2015.

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    Rare Uli Figure at Auctionata

    A rare Uli figure, formerly in the collection of Maurice de Vlaminck, is the star of Auctionata’s upcoming online auction.

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    Raw Japan: Boro Blues in Lisbon

    This autumn Japanese Boro patchwork robes and textiles are seen to be taking centre stage in Portugal. Two exhibitions focussing on Japanese culture and design are showing at the Museu do Design e da Moda (MUDE), Lisbon under the title RAW JAPAN, 10 October to 8 February 2015.

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    War Rugs from Afghanistan at MART

    As part of its cultural programme for the centenary of the First World War, MART is exhibiting 50 war rugs from Afghanistan at the Casa d’Arte Futurista Depero, Rovereto.

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    Tribal textiles meet modern design in Madrid

    Jose Luis Herrero, owner of Spanish textile gallery, Estudio H is holding an exhibition of ’13 Textiles for The Contemporary Home’ at Galeria espacioBRUT, Madrid, 18 October – 12 November 2014. Herrero’s great passion for tribal textile art has driven him to present objects in decontextualised, contemporary settings that highlight and accentuate their inherent beauty…. Read more »

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    Near record price achieved for Caucasian Dragon Carpet at Sotheby’s

    Lot 160, a large section of a historic Caucasian Dragon carpet fetched a very high price for it’s type at Sotheby’s sale of ‘Important English and European Decorative Arts’ this week. Selling at $149,000 against an estimate of $30-50,000 on 22 October in New York.


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