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    Lucien Viola and Tamy Mézian-Tazi, Marrakesh

    Coinciding with the HALI Tour in Morocco, an exhibition of first-class Moroccan urban embroideries and rural ceremonial textiles was held at Galérie Rê in Marrakesh from 12 May to 24 June 2017.

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    Carpets and Islamic Art at the MIA, Doha

    ‘Imperial Threads: Motifs and Artisans from Turkey, Iran and India’, the current exhibition at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar (15 March–4 November 2017), brings a new perspective to the MIA’s remarkable permanent collection.

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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.

  6. Phulkari, 20th century. Artist/maker unknown, Punjabi. Handspun cotton plain weave (khaddar) with silk embroidery in running, darning, pattern darning, herringbone, split, stem and cross stitches, 9 feet 5 inches × 58 inches (287 × 147.3 cm). The Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Phulkari Collection.

    Phulkari in Philadelphia

    A group of nineteen phulkari from the Punjab, dated mostly to the first half of the 20th century, is a promised gift to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and forms the basis of this survey into the genre’s fascinating and complex history

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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 »

  8. Lot 146. PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ARGINE BENAKI SALVAGO. Ottoman voided velvet and silk Yastik , Turkey, 17th-century (est. £20,000-30,000)

    Salvago Collection Ottoman Textiles, Sotheby’s London 26 April 2017

    Sotheby’s London sale of Arts of the Islamic World on Wednesday 26th April 2017 includes twenty lots (139-158) of Ottoman and East Mediterranean complex silks, velvets and embroideries from the outstanding collection of Argine Benaki Salvago, grande dame of Alexandrian society in the 1930s and considered ‘one of Europe’s most beautiful women, the toast of… Read more »

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