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LARTA Virtual 2021 - 26 January to 14 February

 

LARTA Virtual 2021 - 26 January to 14 February

 

Brian MacDonald - Bakhtiari Rug, The Chahar Mahal, Western Persia, Date: circa 1900, Size: 2.09 x 1.4m (6’ 10” x 4’ 7”).

Event:

The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair

VIRTUAL FAIR

Organiser: LARTA Ltd
Venue: Mezzanine, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London , SW11 4NJ
Date: 26 January - 14 February 2021

Enquiries:

Tel: 07976 826218

 

LARTA Virtual 2021 - 26 January to 14 February

Carpet Restoration Studio - Antique Persian lion rug, wool on cotton base, natural dyes. Date: early 19th century, Qajar period. Size: 180 x 125cm. Price: £8,500.

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

LARTA Virtual 2021 is taking the place of the originally planned 11th edition of The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair (LARTA). The event will take place on the LARTA website and on  Instagram from Tuesday 26 January until Sunday 14 February 2021. The LARTA fair is usually held annually at Evolution London in Battersea Park on the mezzanine of the Spring edition of the Decorative Fair

Launched in 2011 LARTA is the only specialist fair dedicated to the appreciation of antique rug and textile art. Some 20 of the UK and Europe’s most dynamic and knowledgeable dealers attend each year. Since 2017, LARTA broadened its offering to include 20th century carpets by Modernist and Art Deco designers, as well as a select range of contemporary designer rugs. Exhibiting for the first time this year is Esther Fitzgerald Rare Textiles with a 19th century Japanese Edo period fireman’s robe, £3,800, a ‘Goldsmiths’ College 1950’ textile mural by the 20th century’s most important textile artist Constance Howard (1910-2000), who was head of textiles at Goldsmiths, also priced at £3,800 and a late 19th century ceremonial cloth from Palembang in Sumatra that could grace any modern interior, £6,000.

Newcomer Ian Shaw from Glasgow brings a completely fresh element to LARTA with African tribal art and textiles including 1920’s and 30’s kente cloths from the Ewe people of the Volta region of Ghana; Clive Rogers Oriental Rugs, from Stroud in Gloucestershire, specialises in antique oriental and occidental carpets and textiles, amongst which are a 19th century Turkmen envelope type Bohça bag, used to keep precious items and likely to have been part of a dowry, £350 and a small Chefchaouen embroidery octagon in Nasrid style taken from an Arid wall hanging, c.1850. The Nasrids were the last ruling Islamic dynasty base in Grenada, being responsible for the Alhambra. When the Moors left Spain in the 15th century, they took with them their art and culture which can still be recognised in North Africa today. Rugs of London offers antique and decorative oriental carpets and rugs, including fine Persian Kermanshah rugs characterised by a geometric structure, with emphasis on carefully woven lines and detail and also Bakhtiari carpets by the Bakhtiar nomads of south-west Iran, one of the oldest tribes engaged in
the manufacturing of rugs and carpets, particularly known for the use of many bright colours and Rupert Smith Textiles from Nepal selling Chinese and Tibetan antique rugs and textiles.

Returning exhibitors include Emily’s House London. Since joining LARTA last January, Emily’s House London has acquired and moved into new retail premises in Battersea. Emily’s House London specialises in Moroccan vintage Berber rugs in vibrant colours, which will lift any interior. James Cohen offers a Persian ivory Ziegler in an unusual colour palette, c.1890, and a large 17th century Flemish hunting tapestry, £14,500. A highlight from Carpet Restoration Studio is an early 19th century Persian lion wool rug. This unique, highly collectible symbolic rug was made during the Qajar period and was a symbol of power, so was often made as a gift for the Shah. The sun (woman) is behind the lion with the sword (representing man) meaning that behind all successful men is a woman, £8,500. Andy Lloyd has a rare late 19th century Rumala shawl, silk embroidery on flax ground, which was possibly made as a wedding present. German exhibitor, Galerie Arabesque of Stuttgart, is showing a 16th century Spanish tapestry with a large Castro family crest in a muted colour palette, which would make an impressive interior feature, £9,000, as well as a traditional 19th century Greek costume with rich gold embroidery on velvet. It is a testimony of the time when Greece, as well as most of the Balkans, was part of the Ottoman empire with its traditions of sumptuous garments, £4,000.

New features on the website include Meet the Dealer, short videos where some of the participants discuss their particular area of expertise and introduce a few items for sale. Another is ‘LARTA’s Guide to Buying Antique Rugs plus Decorating Tips and Choosing the Right Sized Rug for a Room.’

Daniel Shaffer, Executive Editor of HALI magazine, the world’s leading publication on antique carpets and textiles, highlights his top picks on offer at LARTA Virtual 2021. Highlights, news and videos and fresh new stock uploaded will be added to the LARTA Instagram feed at various stages throughout the online event. Each exhibiting dealer is presenting up to 50 images resulting in 600 or so rugs and textiles being for sale online.

 

LARTA Virtual 2021 - 26 January to 14 February

Ian Shaw (new exhibitor) - A fine old Ewe Kente from the Volta region of Ghana. This piece will date from the 1920s and is woven from classic Ewe cotton and natural autumnal colours. Made for a higher ranking official in the village this is a fine example worn regularly at important ceremonial occasions such as the installation of a new Chief or the marriage of a Royal child. All Ewe Kente is full of symbolism. The colours would indicate the owner was a significant land owner and the presence of floating symbols like 'joining of hands', domestic animals, and wild birds (such as cranes) would also represent the owner’s connection to the land. Condition is consistent with its age. Size: 310 cm x 174 cm. Price: £2,800.

LARTA Virtual 2021 - 26 January to 14 February
Gideon Hatch - ‘Jazz 612’, colourway JO. Hand knotted in Afghanistan. Size: 3.96 x 3.58m. Also available to order in custom sizes and colours. Price: £9,500.

LARTA Virtual 2021 - 26 January to 14 February  

Rupert Smith Textiles - South West China Miao minority wedding blanket made by the bride for her husband’s family, appliqué technique Date: 20th century. Price: £1,500

TICKET INFO:

Free to View on LARTA or LARTA Instagram Feed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cover Image: courtesy of LARTA



ANF News

LARTA Virtual 2021 - 26 January to 14 February

 

LARTA Virtual 2021 - 26 January to 14 February

 

Brian MacDonald - Bakhtiari Rug, The Chahar Mahal, Western Persia, Date: circa 1900, Size: 2.09 x 1.4m (6’ 10” x 4’ 7”).

Event:

The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair

VIRTUAL FAIR

Organiser: LARTA Ltd
Venue: Mezzanine, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London , SW11 4NJ
Date: 26 January - 14 February 2021

Enquiries:

Tel: 07976 826218

 

LARTA Virtual 2021 - 26 January to 14 February

Carpet Restoration Studio - Antique Persian lion rug, wool on cotton base, natural dyes. Date: early 19th century, Qajar period. Size: 180 x 125cm. Price: £8,500.

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

LARTA Virtual 2021 is taking the place of the originally planned 11th edition of The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair (LARTA). The event will take place on the LARTA website and on  Instagram from Tuesday 26 January until Sunday 14 February 2021. The LARTA fair is usually held annually at Evolution London in Battersea Park on the mezzanine of the Spring edition of the Decorative Fair

Launched in 2011 LARTA is the only specialist fair dedicated to the appreciation of antique rug and textile art. Some 20 of the UK and Europe’s most dynamic and knowledgeable dealers attend each year. Since 2017, LARTA broadened its offering to include 20th century carpets by Modernist and Art Deco designers, as well as a select range of contemporary designer rugs. Exhibiting for the first time this year is Esther Fitzgerald Rare Textiles with a 19th century Japanese Edo period fireman’s robe, £3,800, a ‘Goldsmiths’ College 1950’ textile mural by the 20th century’s most important textile artist Constance Howard (1910-2000), who was head of textiles at Goldsmiths, also priced at £3,800 and a late 19th century ceremonial cloth from Palembang in Sumatra that could grace any modern interior, £6,000.

Newcomer Ian Shaw from Glasgow brings a completely fresh element to LARTA with African tribal art and textiles including 1920’s and 30’s kente cloths from the Ewe people of the Volta region of Ghana; Clive Rogers Oriental Rugs, from Stroud in Gloucestershire, specialises in antique oriental and occidental carpets and textiles, amongst which are a 19th century Turkmen envelope type Bohça bag, used to keep precious items and likely to have been part of a dowry, £350 and a small Chefchaouen embroidery octagon in Nasrid style taken from an Arid wall hanging, c.1850. The Nasrids were the last ruling Islamic dynasty base in Grenada, being responsible for the Alhambra. When the Moors left Spain in the 15th century, they took with them their art and culture which can still be recognised in North Africa today. Rugs of London offers antique and decorative oriental carpets and rugs, including fine Persian Kermanshah rugs characterised by a geometric structure, with emphasis on carefully woven lines and detail and also Bakhtiari carpets by the Bakhtiar nomads of south-west Iran, one of the oldest tribes engaged in
the manufacturing of rugs and carpets, particularly known for the use of many bright colours and Rupert Smith Textiles from Nepal selling Chinese and Tibetan antique rugs and textiles.

Returning exhibitors include Emily’s House London. Since joining LARTA last January, Emily’s House London has acquired and moved into new retail premises in Battersea. Emily’s House London specialises in Moroccan vintage Berber rugs in vibrant colours, which will lift any interior. James Cohen offers a Persian ivory Ziegler in an unusual colour palette, c.1890, and a large 17th century Flemish hunting tapestry, £14,500. A highlight from Carpet Restoration Studio is an early 19th century Persian lion wool rug. This unique, highly collectible symbolic rug was made during the Qajar period and was a symbol of power, so was often made as a gift for the Shah. The sun (woman) is behind the lion with the sword (representing man) meaning that behind all successful men is a woman, £8,500. Andy Lloyd has a rare late 19th century Rumala shawl, silk embroidery on flax ground, which was possibly made as a wedding present. German exhibitor, Galerie Arabesque of Stuttgart, is showing a 16th century Spanish tapestry with a large Castro family crest in a muted colour palette, which would make an impressive interior feature, £9,000, as well as a traditional 19th century Greek costume with rich gold embroidery on velvet. It is a testimony of the time when Greece, as well as most of the Balkans, was part of the Ottoman empire with its traditions of sumptuous garments, £4,000.

New features on the website include Meet the Dealer, short videos where some of the participants discuss their particular area of expertise and introduce a few items for sale. Another is ‘LARTA’s Guide to Buying Antique Rugs plus Decorating Tips and Choosing the Right Sized Rug for a Room.’

Daniel Shaffer, Executive Editor of HALI magazine, the world’s leading publication on antique carpets and textiles, highlights his top picks on offer at LARTA Virtual 2021. Highlights, news and videos and fresh new stock uploaded will be added to the LARTA Instagram feed at various stages throughout the online event. Each exhibiting dealer is presenting up to 50 images resulting in 600 or so rugs and textiles being for sale online.

 

LARTA Virtual 2021 - 26 January to 14 February

Ian Shaw (new exhibitor) - A fine old Ewe Kente from the Volta region of Ghana. This piece will date from the 1920s and is woven from classic Ewe cotton and natural autumnal colours. Made for a higher ranking official in the village this is a fine example worn regularly at important ceremonial occasions such as the installation of a new Chief or the marriage of a Royal child. All Ewe Kente is full of symbolism. The colours would indicate the owner was a significant land owner and the presence of floating symbols like 'joining of hands', domestic animals, and wild birds (such as cranes) would also represent the owner’s connection to the land. Condition is consistent with its age. Size: 310 cm x 174 cm. Price: £2,800.

LARTA Virtual 2021 - 26 January to 14 February
Gideon Hatch - ‘Jazz 612’, colourway JO. Hand knotted in Afghanistan. Size: 3.96 x 3.58m. Also available to order in custom sizes and colours. Price: £9,500.

LARTA Virtual 2021 - 26 January to 14 February  

Rupert Smith Textiles - South West China Miao minority wedding blanket made by the bride for her husband’s family, appliqué technique Date: 20th century. Price: £1,500

TICKET INFO:

Free to View on LARTA or LARTA Instagram Feed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cover Image: courtesy of LARTA