This first Parting Shots On-Line Album comes from the BARE antique carpet and textile fair in Berlin.
News: Central Asian textiles
A huge new world record price at auction for a Central Asian suzani of any description helped to brighten the day at Rippon Boswell’s 25 May 2013 sale of collector carpets and textiles.
Top lot in Skinner’s Boston sale of Oriental Rugs and Carpets on 11 May was lot 118, this high class Shahrisyabz embroidery, with the classic four and one design in both field and border, which fetched $50,000 against a paltry estimate of just $2,000-3.000. While not a world record, it is one of the highest prices ever paid for the type, and indeed for suzanis of any label.