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An antique C19th Turkish Konya kelim to be shown by Andy Lloyd. Unusually one of a pair size 2.15 x 1.4 m. This piece has vibrant natural colours and is in perfect condition.

Posted on 15 April 15

Kennedy Carpets will be exhibiting this Anatolian Kilim from Konya-Nigde mid-19th century 1.71 x 3.36m. A rare small kilim (for a similar example see Petsopolus '100 Kilims' plate 80)

Posted on 15 April 15

Superb 'Eagle' group 2 Turkoman trapping from the first half of the 19th century (62 x 142cm) to be exhibited by James Cohen.

Posted on 14 April 15

This rare 19th c. Qashqai bagface from Persia will be exhibited by Owen Parry.

Posted on 13 April 15

Ornamentum will be showing this antique Persian 'Hadji Jalili' Rug, Circa 1910, North-West Persia, Wool on Cotton Foundation, 1.58m x 1.10m

Posted on 12 April 15

Tapestry-woven wool kilim from North west Iran c.1900. This majestic kilim appears to be woven with the design of the thin burnt bricks used in the architecture of the region. Cleaned, repaired and re-woven in places. 166 x 328cm. To be exhibited by Joss Graham.

Posted on 11 April 15

Aaron Nejad will be exhibiting this very pretty Uratub Suzani, Central Asia circa 1870. Silk embroidery on linen. 2.01m x 1.50m

Posted on 11 April 15

This is a Bakshiash carpet from North West Persia, late 19th, from the 'Golden period' of rug making. Rug weaving production was set up in Iran in the latter half of the C19th to satisfy the needs of Westerners. It will be shown by James Cohen

Posted on 10 April 15

Hagop Manoyan will be exhibiting this Milas rug, Western Anatolia, circa 1880, 4'10"x3'2" (147 x 97cm)

Posted on 9 April 15

Kennedy Carpets will be showing this early 19th C. Anatolian kilim, 115cm x 83cm. It is very unusual to see a complete miniature kilim of this age. It may have been woven by a child as a learning piece.

Posted on 8 April 15

Andy Lloyd will be showing this antique Baluch rug ca 1890. Made in the Khorassan area of Iran this rug is in excellent original condition and is decorated with 12 peacocks. All the colours are natural and it is 100% wool. Size 167 x 101 cm.

Posted on 7 April 15

This Qashqai bagface, Persia 19th c. will be exhibited by Owen Parry.

Posted on 7 April 15

Ornamentum will be showing this antique Persian Sarouk Ferahan Rug, Circa 1890, North-West Persia, Wool on Cotton Foundation, 2.00m x 1.37m

Posted on 6 April 15

Silk velvet chapan - woman's coat. Bokhara, Central Asia c. 1900 to be exhibited by Joss Graham.

Posted on 5 April 15

Aaron Nejad will be exhibiting this Ottoman Embroidery, Western Anatolia circa 1700 (detail) 2.16m x 1.34m. Silk Embroidery on linen.

Posted on 5 April 15

This is a Shirvan prayer rug, named after the town in the North East Caucasus where this rug would have been marketed, probably in the middle of the 19th century when it was new. It will be shown by James Cohen

Posted on 4 April 15

Hagop Manoyan will also be exhibiting this Kuba rug, Eastern Caucasus, circa 1870, 4'8" x 2'11" (142 x 89 cm).

Posted on 4 April 15

Kennedy Carpets will be showing this Malatya kilim, Anatolia, mid-C19th 1.06 x 0.82m. A very fine saddle rug with original saddle and pommel covers. Note the slits for strapping.

Posted on 2 April 15

An C18th Tibetan Wangden Lamas seating meditation square which will be exhibited by Andy Lloyd.

Posted on 2 April 15

This Chinese ning sia square (Mid 19th c) will be exhibited by Owen Parry.

Posted on 30 March 15

Ornamentum will be showing this antique Persian Meimeh Rug, Circa 1910, Joseghan District - North-West Persia, Wool on Cotton Foundation, 2.10m x 1.30m.

Posted on 28 March 15

Rare early yellow-ground Tekke Turkmen Chyrpy to be exhibited by Joss Graham.

Posted on 26 March 15

Antique Persian Senneh Rug, Circa 1860, North-West Persia, Wool on Cotton Foundation, 2.00m x 1.14m to be exhibited by Ornamentum.

Posted on 26 March 15

This is a detail from an exceptional Kerman rug to be exhibited by Aaron Nejad.

Posted on 23 March 15

Having a Jaf - Popular in the 1930s, brightly-coloured Jaf saddlebags weaved by nomadic Iranian tribes, are making a welcome return says carpet expert James Cohen

(Published with the Permission of 'Antique Collecting' Magazine)

Posted on 16 Mar 15

Hagop Manoyan will exhibit this Tree of life Kazak rug from Southwest Caucasus, circa 1890, 7'11" x 5'11" (241x180 cm).

Posted on 16 Mar 15

This green ground Qashqai rug from Persia (19th c.) will be exhibited by Owen Parry.

Posted on 11 March 15

A very rare silk Mohktashem rug, circa 1880, 1.30m x 1.20m, will be exhibited by Aaron Nejad.

Posted on 9 March 15

This small Konya kelim (early 19th c.) will be exhibited by Owen Parry.

Posted on 8 March 15

This exceptional 19th century Qashqai rug 2.20m x 1.37m with a green border will be exhibited by Aaron Nejad.

Posted on 6 March 15

This Ersari Duval circa 1880 will be exhibited by Aaron Nejad.

Posted on 22 Feb 15

James Cohen will be showing this 17th Century Greek Island embroidery (Skyros). Detail of a rare handtowel featuring a sailing ship and sailors, with wild beasts in the waters.

Posted on 18 Feb 15

Hagop Manoyan will also be exhibiting this Milas prayer rug from Western Anatolia, circa 1880, 4'9"x3'9" (145cm x 114cm).

Posted on 8 Feb 15

Hagop Manoyan will exhibit this Fachralo prayer Kazak rug, Southwest Caucasus, circa 1870, 4'10"x3'10" (147x117cm).

Posted on 4 Feb 15

Aaron Nejad will exhibit this Chinese Throne Cover at LARTA 2015.

Posted on 3 Feb 15

“A colourful stroll through a souk in deepest Marylebone” - editorial online at Masterart from David Moss.
See more at: www.masterart.com

Posted on 2 Feb 15

Kennedy Carpets will be exhibiting this fine Bergama rug C.1850 (1.33 x 1.05m) at LARTA this year.

Posted on 28 Jan 15

GREAT NEWS! Pars Rug Gallery will be exhibiting at LARTA 2015.

Posted on 22 Dec 14

ANOTHER NEW EXHIBITOR! We welcome Kennedy Carpets from London who will be exhibiting at LARTA for the first time in 2015.

Posted on 15 Nov 14

NEW EXHIBITOR! We are delighted to announce a new exhibitor for 2015. Hagop Manoyan from New York City has been in business since 1980 offering a varied range of carpets and textiles, specializing above all in Caucasian, Anatolian, Persian, Turkmen, Belutch, and European rugs, along with tribal bags, kilims, soumaks, and other flatweaves.

Posted on 6 Nov 14

THE LONDON ANTIQUE RUG AND TEXTILE ART FAIR
16th - 19th April 2015

Now in its fifth 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 16th - 19th April 2015. Opening night, April 16th, is our Collectors' Preview (invitation only).

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 2015 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 stronger than ever. As well as our regular exhibitors, we are delighted to announce two exciting new exhibitors. First, Kennedy Carpets from London is one of the oldest and most important rug dealerships in London with an international reputation for excellence. Second, Hagop Manoyan from New York who is one of the best and most active specialist collectible rug dealers in America. In addition, one of our founding exhibitors, Pars Rug Gallery, will be returning to exhibit with us. The broad ranges of specialisation of our dealers ensures that LARTA 2015 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 2015 will be fun, cool, and inspiring.

Following the success of LARTA Online in 2014, once again LARTA will be on view ONLINE as well as at the Showroom. On Thursday April 16th 2015 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 2015!