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The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 21-26 January 2020

 

Antiques News & Fairs - The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 21-26 January 2020
 

Marilyn Garrow - C18th mounted French silk-work embroidery on a yellow silk ground.

Event: The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair
Organiser: LARTA Ltd
Venue: Mezzanine, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London , SW11 4NJ
Date: 21-26 January 2020

Enquiries:

Tel: 07976 826218

 Antiques News & Fairs - The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 21-26 January 2020

Anthony Hazledine - ‘Bird’ by William Morris, 1878, woollen doublecloth on a hand jacquard loom, Queen Square or Merton Abbey Workshops.

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

LARTA, The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair, is the UK’s only specialist event for fine textile art, antique carpets, vintage rugs and exceptional weavings from around the world. The Fair returns for its annual staging from 21-26 January 2020, held on the mezzanine at the Winter Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea Park, London.

This year, LARTA has more exhibitors than ever, and several new participants: Villa Rosemaine, one of France’s most important dealers in museum-quality antique textiles, costume and iconic couture; Bertram Frauenknecht of Istanbul exhibiting early and rare eastern tribal rugs; Emily’s House London with vintage Moroccan carpets, Berber rugs and ethnic kilims, and Oriental Rug Gallery of Haslemere offers rare rugs and textiles alongside beautiful Islamic works of art.

Returning to the Fair is Ornamentum Ltd with fine antique Persian carpets and rugs, furniture and decorative art, joining regulars such as Hakiemie Rugs Ltd, specialist in tribal weavings, Peta Smyth Antique Textiles with European textiles of the C16th to C19th and textiles from further afield intended for the European market, and Galerie Arabesque of Stuttgart, with specialist expertise in Balouch and Turkoman pieces, kilims and textiles, Asian works of art and other artefacts.

Between the 18 experienced dealers at the Fair, buyers can choose from an unparalleled array of woven works of art and textile treasures. For the floor, find rugs and runners of every shape and size, and in a fabulous range of styles from different cultures: deep pile mats and room-sized rugs from China and Tibet; traditional, richly-coloured carpets from Persia and the Caucasus; flatweave stripes and boldly-patterned kelims from Turkey and Morocco.

Embellish any area of a room with embroideries such as suzanis, tapestries, decorative textiles and cushions, wall-hangings, costume and adornment. Smaller furnishing items from associated traditions can also be found: inlaid Damascene tables, traditional enamel and silver, ethnic carvings and metalwork from India, and beautifully-worked leather goods from Eastern and Asian cultures.

Currently on-trend are Swedish flatweave rugs in pretty ice cream shades, folk art carpets bedecked with animal and botanical motifs, flame-edged ikat patterns, and stripes: in kelims, dhurries from India and durable jajims from Persia (used as covers and storage bags in nomadic homes).

 Antiques News & Fairs - The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 21-26 January 2020

Aaron Nejad Gallery - Karabagh Rug of European Influence, Armenia, Circa 1880. Dimensions 2.25m x 1.27m. Priced at £3250.

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:
Held annually since 2011, the Fair is an important date for decorators, collectors, and discerning buyers looking for practical and decorative rugs and textiles to beautify their homes. Expert dealers offer items originating from Persia, India, China, Central Asia, Anatolia and the Caucasus, as well as from Europe, Africa and the Americas. Period works date to the early 20th century, ranging in price from around £500 to over £25,000. A selection of contemporary bespoke rugs can also be found.

“In terms of material diversity”, says Aaron Nejad, Organiser, “this is the most eclectic fair we have presented so far. We’ve noted the current season’s commercial fabric designs are strongly influenced by ethnic and Eastern traditional patterns, such as ikats, suzanis and printed Indian cottons like kalamkari – at LARTA you can see the inspiration, and buy authentic period examples.”

Special pieces at the Fair this year include an important textile by William Morris dating to 1878, in woollen doublecloth, woven at either the Queen Square or Merton Abbey workshop, offered by Anthony Hazledine; an exceptional silk-wefted rug woven by the nomadic Qashqai people of Persia, circa 1870, from Carpet Restoration Studio; and an 18th century mounted French silk-work embroidery on a vivid yellow silk ground, offered by European textile specialist Marilyn Garrow.

Antiques News & Fairs - The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 21-26 January 2020
 

Aaron Nejad Gallery - Painted wooden figures depicting soldiers at ease, Gujarat, India, C19th. Priced at £2400.

 The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 21-26 January 2020

The Oriental Rug Gallery - Syrian Damascene copper bateeya (plant pot) inlaid with silver calligraphy in the Mamluk style, c1900 size 2.25m x 1.27m. Priced at £1500.

 

TICKET INFO:

Admission to LARTA is free with a leaflet or invitation: join the mailing list at LARTA 

 

 

 

Cover Image: Marilyn Garrow - C18th mounted French silk-work embroidery on a yellow silk ground.



News & Fairs Previews

The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 21-26 January 2020

 

Antiques News & Fairs - The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 21-26 January 2020
 

Marilyn Garrow - C18th mounted French silk-work embroidery on a yellow silk ground.

Event: The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair
Organiser: LARTA Ltd
Venue: Mezzanine, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London , SW11 4NJ
Date: 21-26 January 2020

Enquiries:

Tel: 07976 826218

 Antiques News & Fairs - The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 21-26 January 2020

Anthony Hazledine - ‘Bird’ by William Morris, 1878, woollen doublecloth on a hand jacquard loom, Queen Square or Merton Abbey Workshops.

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

LARTA, The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair, is the UK’s only specialist event for fine textile art, antique carpets, vintage rugs and exceptional weavings from around the world. The Fair returns for its annual staging from 21-26 January 2020, held on the mezzanine at the Winter Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea Park, London.

This year, LARTA has more exhibitors than ever, and several new participants: Villa Rosemaine, one of France’s most important dealers in museum-quality antique textiles, costume and iconic couture; Bertram Frauenknecht of Istanbul exhibiting early and rare eastern tribal rugs; Emily’s House London with vintage Moroccan carpets, Berber rugs and ethnic kilims, and Oriental Rug Gallery of Haslemere offers rare rugs and textiles alongside beautiful Islamic works of art.

Returning to the Fair is Ornamentum Ltd with fine antique Persian carpets and rugs, furniture and decorative art, joining regulars such as Hakiemie Rugs Ltd, specialist in tribal weavings, Peta Smyth Antique Textiles with European textiles of the C16th to C19th and textiles from further afield intended for the European market, and Galerie Arabesque of Stuttgart, with specialist expertise in Balouch and Turkoman pieces, kilims and textiles, Asian works of art and other artefacts.

Between the 18 experienced dealers at the Fair, buyers can choose from an unparalleled array of woven works of art and textile treasures. For the floor, find rugs and runners of every shape and size, and in a fabulous range of styles from different cultures: deep pile mats and room-sized rugs from China and Tibet; traditional, richly-coloured carpets from Persia and the Caucasus; flatweave stripes and boldly-patterned kelims from Turkey and Morocco.

Embellish any area of a room with embroideries such as suzanis, tapestries, decorative textiles and cushions, wall-hangings, costume and adornment. Smaller furnishing items from associated traditions can also be found: inlaid Damascene tables, traditional enamel and silver, ethnic carvings and metalwork from India, and beautifully-worked leather goods from Eastern and Asian cultures.

Currently on-trend are Swedish flatweave rugs in pretty ice cream shades, folk art carpets bedecked with animal and botanical motifs, flame-edged ikat patterns, and stripes: in kelims, dhurries from India and durable jajims from Persia (used as covers and storage bags in nomadic homes).

 Antiques News & Fairs - The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 21-26 January 2020

Aaron Nejad Gallery - Karabagh Rug of European Influence, Armenia, Circa 1880. Dimensions 2.25m x 1.27m. Priced at £3250.

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:
Held annually since 2011, the Fair is an important date for decorators, collectors, and discerning buyers looking for practical and decorative rugs and textiles to beautify their homes. Expert dealers offer items originating from Persia, India, China, Central Asia, Anatolia and the Caucasus, as well as from Europe, Africa and the Americas. Period works date to the early 20th century, ranging in price from around £500 to over £25,000. A selection of contemporary bespoke rugs can also be found.

“In terms of material diversity”, says Aaron Nejad, Organiser, “this is the most eclectic fair we have presented so far. We’ve noted the current season’s commercial fabric designs are strongly influenced by ethnic and Eastern traditional patterns, such as ikats, suzanis and printed Indian cottons like kalamkari – at LARTA you can see the inspiration, and buy authentic period examples.”

Special pieces at the Fair this year include an important textile by William Morris dating to 1878, in woollen doublecloth, woven at either the Queen Square or Merton Abbey workshop, offered by Anthony Hazledine; an exceptional silk-wefted rug woven by the nomadic Qashqai people of Persia, circa 1870, from Carpet Restoration Studio; and an 18th century mounted French silk-work embroidery on a vivid yellow silk ground, offered by European textile specialist Marilyn Garrow.

Antiques News & Fairs - The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 21-26 January 2020
 

Aaron Nejad Gallery - Painted wooden figures depicting soldiers at ease, Gujarat, India, C19th. Priced at £2400.

 The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 21-26 January 2020

The Oriental Rug Gallery - Syrian Damascene copper bateeya (plant pot) inlaid with silver calligraphy in the Mamluk style, c1900 size 2.25m x 1.27m. Priced at £1500.

 

TICKET INFO:

Admission to LARTA is free with a leaflet or invitation: join the mailing list at LARTA 

 

 

 

Cover Image: Marilyn Garrow - C18th mounted French silk-work embroidery on a yellow silk ground.