News: Oriental carpets

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    From HALI 193: The Bruschettini Collection at the Aga Khan Museum

    In late September 2017, the great and good of the Islamic art world gathered in Toronto for a programme of events to celebrate the opening of the exhibition ‘Arts of the East’ at the Aga Khan Museum, featuring loans from the Bruschettini Collection.

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    Classical Carpets and Renaissance Paintings in Venice

    A major exhibition, ‘Sérénissime Trame: Carpets from the Zaleski Collection and Renaissance Paintings’, opens on Thursday 23 March 2017 at the Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro in Venice.

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    Carpet Auction at Henry’s, Mutterstadt, 10 June 2017

    Henry’s in Mutterstadt, Germany will hold its 9th International Special Auction of Rugs & Carpets on Saturday 10 June 2017. The 321 lots encompass a wide variety of late 19th and 20th-century Persian, Caucasian, Anatolian, Chinese, Tibetan and Turkmen rugs.

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    Baluch Flatweaves in Freiburg

    The 12th annual Baluchi symposium was held at the Stadtteilzentrum Vauban in Freiburg, Germany, from 5 to 7 May 2017. The talks were accompanied by an extraordinary loan exhibition of more than 60 pieces.

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    Teppich Engelhardt at Rippon Boswell, 20 May 2017

    The ‘Teppich Engelhardt’ liquidation sale at Rippon Boswell in Wiesbaden on Saturday 20 May 2017 marks the end of an era for what was once one of post-war Germany’s largest and best known oriental carpet dealerships, Engelhardt of Mannheim.

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    In Memoriam – W. Russell Pickering

    Mike Tschebull writes: When you lose an influential long-term friend, it is sobering and reminds you we are all mortal. Russ Pickering was my entry into the relatively closed world of a club for collectors of antique rugs and textiles, and we have been close for many years. In the 1960s, he was one of… Read more »

  7. CHRISTIE’S LONDON, 27 APRIL 2017. LOT 157. OTTOMAN SILK EMBROIDERED QUILT COVER (YORGAN YÜZÜ), TURKEY, 17TH OR EARLY 18TH CENTURY. 39¾ X 35¾IN. (101CM. X 91CM.); ESTIMATE £10,000 - 15,000

    Tapestry, Carpets & Textiles, Christie’s London, April 2017

    The last week of April 2017 sees the textile arts represented in three separate Christie’s auctions.  First, at King Street on on Tuesday 25th, ‘Noble & Private Collections I’ includes a number of European tapestries, notable among them a 16th century Franco-Flemish Millefleurs fragment. Also at King Street, on Thursday 27th, is ‘Art of the Islamic… Read more »


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