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The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 25 - 30 January 2022

Antique News & Fairs - The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 25 - 30 January 2022      
Owen Parry - One of a pair of finely woven silk Coptic squares, Egypt, circa 400-600 AD, £3,850.

 

Event: The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair
Organiser: LARTA Ltd
Venue: Mezzanine, Evolution London, Battersea Park, London SW8 4NW
Date: 25 - 30 January 2022
 
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Antique News & Fairs - The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 25 - 30 January 2022  
 James Cohen Antique Carpets - 18th century Turkish village wool prayer rug, probably Dazkiri Menderes Valley in western Anatolia, £6,500.

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

The London Antique Rug and Textile Art Fair (LARTA) makes a very welcome return to Evolution London, Battersea Park, London SW8 4NW from Tuesday 25 to Sunday 30 January 2022 after the annual event was held online only in 2021.

With 18 elite textiel and rug dealers from around the UK and France exhibiting with a rich blend of carpets, rugs and textiles on the mezzanine of The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair. LARTA is the UK’s only specialist event for fine textile art, antique carpets, vintage rugs and associated works of art.

Organiser, Aaron Nejad of Aaron Nejad Gallery said, “We have a full complement of exhibitors, all of us keen to get back to meet interior designers, collectors and clients, old and new, face to face. With so many of us around the world spending more time at home, the focus is on interiors and enjoying where we live. For those who are not able to come to the Fair, we continue to run our simultaneous online event, LARTA Online, on our website , LARTA mirroring some items for sale at our Battersea event.

A new exhibitor joining LARTA for the first time is Manchester based Phil Bell Antique Oriental Rugs. Bell has a penchant for tribal rugs, in particular, having spent 30 years in the world of tribal weaving. A highlight on the stand is a wonderful late 19th century Caucasian Gendje rug with a lattice of stars on a yellow ground. Bell describes it as “the stained glass window of rugs.”

Antique News & Fairs - The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 25 - 30 January 2022

Villa Rosemaine - Chinese/Canton silk satin hanging or bedspread, circa1789/1810, POA.

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:

Exhibiting for the first time on the mezzanine, having joined LARTA Virtual 2021, is Ian Shaw, Tribal Art & Textiles from Glasgow. Shaw has a fine selection of kente from the Ewe people of the Volta region of Ghana, which make stylish bedspreads, hangings and throws. A Togolese Ewe chief’s robe dates from around 1920 and is priced at £2,800. Another fine late 19th century Ewe kente in classic autumnal Ewe colours is woven with mystical floating motifs of antelopes, birds and trees, POA.

Formerly known as Tribal Rugs Gallery, Murad Akhtar’s activities have recently expanded exponentially from a small studio space to a new 2,600 square foot warehouse in Essex. Trading under the new name of Antique Décor, Akhtar now has room for many more rugs and textiles, varying from antique Persian and Caucasian rugs and trappings to Indonesian ikat, Polish folk art and American tapestries, a number of which can be found at LARTA 2022 this January. 18th century Turkish village wool prayer rug, probably Dazkiri Menderes Valley in western Anatolia, £6,500 from James Cohen Antique Carpets. One of a pair of finely woven silk Coptic squares, Egypt, circa 400-600 AD, £3,850 the pair from Owen Parry. Old Caucasian Gendje wool rug, circa 1900, £6,400 from Phil Bell Antique Oriental

A highlight on James Cohen Antique Carpets’ stand is an 18th century Turkish village prayer rug, probably from Dazkiri Menderes Valley in western Anatolia, £6,500. This rare and highly colourful square prayer rug has been conserved professionally onto linen ready for display.

Joining from Toulon in France, for the second time, is Villa Rosemaine, whose large bedspread or hanging in sky-blue chiné satin silk embroidered with polychrome mercerized satin silk thread and couched stitch points inspired the LARTA 2022 logo colourings.

Owen Parry from Abergavenny is possibly showing the oldest piece at January’s fair. Dating circa 400-600AD in Egypt, is a pair superb finely woven silk Coptic squares priced at £3,850 the pair. Other highlights are a 19th century Bochara suzani from central Asia, circa 1880, and a 17th century Brussels tapestry, each priced £8,500.

Amongst the items for sale on Anthony Hazledine’s stand is an exquisite large handwoven Kashmir shawl with an unusual turquoise central panel, circa 1850s, priced in the region of £3,000. Hazledine describes this very fine wool shawl as “a masterpiece of weaving.”

Fair organiser, Aaron Nejad Gallery brings an interesting variety of textiles and carpets to appeal to many, amongst which is a silk ikat panel from Uzbekistan with flaming palmettes, £450; a Lakai embroidery, also from Uzbekistan, circa 1890, £550; an Ottoman period silk on linen embroidery, £450; a Jaf Kurd bagface, circa 1880, £750; a Ziegler rug from the Sultanabad district of West Persia, circa 1880, probably made as a sampler, £2,000 and a vintage Swedish kilim by Swedish designer and master weaver Ingegerd Silow (1916-2005), circa 1960, priced at £1,150.

Contemporary carpet specialist Gideon Hatch has chosen LARTA 2022 to show the new design ‘Obelix’ for the first time. Made of hand spun Turkish wool and hand knotted in India it comes in two colourways, priced at £900 per square metre for the fine weave edition. Working well in both contemporary and traditional interiors are the vintage and mid-century rugs that have always been an integral part of Emily’s House London’s collection with Moroccan Berber rugs, Turkish kilims, rag rugs and tribal flatweaves.

Launched in 2011, the LARTA Fair attracts decorators, collectors, and discerning buyers looking for practical and decorative rugs and textiles. At LARTA 2022 the 18 expert dealers are offering items originating from Persia, India, China, Japan, Central Asia, Anatolia and the Caucasus, as well as from Europe, Africa and the Americas.

Antique News & Fairs - The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 25 - 30 January 2022

Gideon Hatch - ‘Obelix’ colourway #1, 2021, £900 per square metre.

Antique News & Fairs - The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 25 - 30 January 2022     

Anthony Hazledine - Rare fine wool Kashmir shawl embroidered India, circa 1850s, £3,000.

 

TICKET INFO:

Admission: Tickets are £20 each for the opening day (Tuesday 25 January) or £10 each for subsequent days, to be booked online through Eventbrite The tickets also give visitors access to The Decorative Fair.

For more information visit LARTA

 

Visit;

ANF Calendar for future fair dates

 

Cover Image: Owen Parry - One of a pair of finely woven silk Coptic squares, Egypt, circa 400-600 AD, £3,850.

 



ANF News

The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 25 - 30 January 2022

Antique News & Fairs - The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 25 - 30 January 2022      
Owen Parry - One of a pair of finely woven silk Coptic squares, Egypt, circa 400-600 AD, £3,850.

 

Event: The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair
Organiser: LARTA Ltd
Venue: Mezzanine, Evolution London, Battersea Park, London SW8 4NW
Date: 25 - 30 January 2022
 
FOLLOW THIS ORGANISER:
 
facebook Twitter Insta  

 

Antique News & Fairs - The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 25 - 30 January 2022  
 James Cohen Antique Carpets - 18th century Turkish village wool prayer rug, probably Dazkiri Menderes Valley in western Anatolia, £6,500.

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

The London Antique Rug and Textile Art Fair (LARTA) makes a very welcome return to Evolution London, Battersea Park, London SW8 4NW from Tuesday 25 to Sunday 30 January 2022 after the annual event was held online only in 2021.

With 18 elite textiel and rug dealers from around the UK and France exhibiting with a rich blend of carpets, rugs and textiles on the mezzanine of The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair. LARTA is the UK’s only specialist event for fine textile art, antique carpets, vintage rugs and associated works of art.

Organiser, Aaron Nejad of Aaron Nejad Gallery said, “We have a full complement of exhibitors, all of us keen to get back to meet interior designers, collectors and clients, old and new, face to face. With so many of us around the world spending more time at home, the focus is on interiors and enjoying where we live. For those who are not able to come to the Fair, we continue to run our simultaneous online event, LARTA Online, on our website , LARTA mirroring some items for sale at our Battersea event.

A new exhibitor joining LARTA for the first time is Manchester based Phil Bell Antique Oriental Rugs. Bell has a penchant for tribal rugs, in particular, having spent 30 years in the world of tribal weaving. A highlight on the stand is a wonderful late 19th century Caucasian Gendje rug with a lattice of stars on a yellow ground. Bell describes it as “the stained glass window of rugs.”

Antique News & Fairs - The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 25 - 30 January 2022

Villa Rosemaine - Chinese/Canton silk satin hanging or bedspread, circa1789/1810, POA.

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:

Exhibiting for the first time on the mezzanine, having joined LARTA Virtual 2021, is Ian Shaw, Tribal Art & Textiles from Glasgow. Shaw has a fine selection of kente from the Ewe people of the Volta region of Ghana, which make stylish bedspreads, hangings and throws. A Togolese Ewe chief’s robe dates from around 1920 and is priced at £2,800. Another fine late 19th century Ewe kente in classic autumnal Ewe colours is woven with mystical floating motifs of antelopes, birds and trees, POA.

Formerly known as Tribal Rugs Gallery, Murad Akhtar’s activities have recently expanded exponentially from a small studio space to a new 2,600 square foot warehouse in Essex. Trading under the new name of Antique Décor, Akhtar now has room for many more rugs and textiles, varying from antique Persian and Caucasian rugs and trappings to Indonesian ikat, Polish folk art and American tapestries, a number of which can be found at LARTA 2022 this January. 18th century Turkish village wool prayer rug, probably Dazkiri Menderes Valley in western Anatolia, £6,500 from James Cohen Antique Carpets. One of a pair of finely woven silk Coptic squares, Egypt, circa 400-600 AD, £3,850 the pair from Owen Parry. Old Caucasian Gendje wool rug, circa 1900, £6,400 from Phil Bell Antique Oriental

A highlight on James Cohen Antique Carpets’ stand is an 18th century Turkish village prayer rug, probably from Dazkiri Menderes Valley in western Anatolia, £6,500. This rare and highly colourful square prayer rug has been conserved professionally onto linen ready for display.

Joining from Toulon in France, for the second time, is Villa Rosemaine, whose large bedspread or hanging in sky-blue chiné satin silk embroidered with polychrome mercerized satin silk thread and couched stitch points inspired the LARTA 2022 logo colourings.

Owen Parry from Abergavenny is possibly showing the oldest piece at January’s fair. Dating circa 400-600AD in Egypt, is a pair superb finely woven silk Coptic squares priced at £3,850 the pair. Other highlights are a 19th century Bochara suzani from central Asia, circa 1880, and a 17th century Brussels tapestry, each priced £8,500.

Amongst the items for sale on Anthony Hazledine’s stand is an exquisite large handwoven Kashmir shawl with an unusual turquoise central panel, circa 1850s, priced in the region of £3,000. Hazledine describes this very fine wool shawl as “a masterpiece of weaving.”

Fair organiser, Aaron Nejad Gallery brings an interesting variety of textiles and carpets to appeal to many, amongst which is a silk ikat panel from Uzbekistan with flaming palmettes, £450; a Lakai embroidery, also from Uzbekistan, circa 1890, £550; an Ottoman period silk on linen embroidery, £450; a Jaf Kurd bagface, circa 1880, £750; a Ziegler rug from the Sultanabad district of West Persia, circa 1880, probably made as a sampler, £2,000 and a vintage Swedish kilim by Swedish designer and master weaver Ingegerd Silow (1916-2005), circa 1960, priced at £1,150.

Contemporary carpet specialist Gideon Hatch has chosen LARTA 2022 to show the new design ‘Obelix’ for the first time. Made of hand spun Turkish wool and hand knotted in India it comes in two colourways, priced at £900 per square metre for the fine weave edition. Working well in both contemporary and traditional interiors are the vintage and mid-century rugs that have always been an integral part of Emily’s House London’s collection with Moroccan Berber rugs, Turkish kilims, rag rugs and tribal flatweaves.

Launched in 2011, the LARTA Fair attracts decorators, collectors, and discerning buyers looking for practical and decorative rugs and textiles. At LARTA 2022 the 18 expert dealers are offering items originating from Persia, India, China, Japan, Central Asia, Anatolia and the Caucasus, as well as from Europe, Africa and the Americas.

Antique News & Fairs - The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 25 - 30 January 2022

Gideon Hatch - ‘Obelix’ colourway #1, 2021, £900 per square metre.

Antique News & Fairs - The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 25 - 30 January 2022     

Anthony Hazledine - Rare fine wool Kashmir shawl embroidered India, circa 1850s, £3,000.

 

TICKET INFO:

Admission: Tickets are £20 each for the opening day (Tuesday 25 January) or £10 each for subsequent days, to be booked online through Eventbrite The tickets also give visitors access to The Decorative Fair.

For more information visit LARTA

 

Visit;

ANF Calendar for future fair dates

 

Cover Image: Owen Parry - One of a pair of finely woven silk Coptic squares, Egypt, circa 400-600 AD, £3,850.