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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.
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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

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!