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Andy Lloyd will also be exhibiting this 17C Turkish Bokche (or wrapping cloth) finely embroidered with silk on a cotton gauze ground. Size 98 x 80 cm.

Bokches of this high quality would be used to wrap gifts or high value household items in Ottoman times.

Posted on 7 Feb 16

Andy Lloyd will be exhibiting this antique Russian Shirvan rug with cockerels and ladies, late 19c, 158 x 115 cm.

Cockerels are a rare but not unique feature on Shirvan rugs, presumably representing fertility. This rug has survived in excellent condition and looks great hanging as well as on the floor.

Posted on 6 Feb 16

We are delighted to welcome another new exhibitor - Molly Hogg Antique Textiles will be joining us this year.

Posted on 3 Feb 16

We are very happy to announce that Heritage Rugs from Bristol will be joining us for the first time at LARTA 2016.

Posted on 3 Feb 16

This is a detail from a highly decorative 17th century Flemish Tapestry which Aaron Nejad will be exhibiting.

Posted on
1 Feb 16

NEW EXHIBITOR! We are delighted to announce that Hakiemie Rugs will also be exhibiting with us for the first time in 2016.

Posted on 18 Nov 15

NEW EXHIBITOR! We are delighted to announce that Tribal Rugs Gallery will be exhibiting with us for the first time in 2016.

Posted on 10 Nov 15


Just announced: the dates for LARTA 2016 are Thurs 14th to Sunday 17th April.

Posted on 07 Nov 15

14th - 17th April 2016

Now in its sixth year, we are delighted to announce that the London Antique Rug and Textile Art Fair (LARTA) will once again take place at The Showroom, Penfold St, London NW8 from 14th - 17th April 2016. The collectors' preview and opening reception for invited guests will be on April 14th 2016 from 6pm-10pm. Please contact us for a complimentary invitation.

Our objective remains to present rare and beautiful antique rugs, carpets and textiles to discerning collectors, decorators and a wider general audience interested in the woven arts and design. Visitors to LARTA 2016 will have the opportunity to source items originating from Anatolia, the Caucasus, Persia, Central Asia, India and China, as well as from Europe and Africa, and from all periods up to the early 20th century.

This year, our exhibitor list will be as strong as ever. As well as our regular exhibitors, we are delighted to announce four exciting new exhibitors: Molly Hogg Antique Textiles from London, Heritage Rugs from Bristol, Hakiemie Rugs from London and Tribal Rugs Gallery from Essex. The broad ranges of specialisation of our dealers ensures that LARTA 2016 will once again be a truly high quality and eclectic event. Expect to see rare collectors' items alongside beautiful decorative items in a bazaar-like atmosphere.

We are delighted to be able to once again present LARTA at The Showroom. Conveniently located a few minutes from Marble Arch close to Edgware Road, in central London, this contemporary exhibition space provides a rare opportunity to view inspiring rugs and textile art in relaxed surroundings. LARTA 2016 will be fun, cool, and inspiring.

Our innovative online event, LARTA Online, has proved to be highly popular and a great asset to the Fair. So once again LARTA will be on view ONLINE as well as at the Showroom. On Thursday April 14th 2016 at 6pm LARTA Online will go live and will be on view from this website. All the best items exhibited by every dealer will be on view, with high resolution images, details and captions together with direct contact details to each exhibitor. It will be your virtual visit to LARTA 2016!