News: Safavid carpets

  1. Safavid number games in Sarajevo

    In HALI 195 of Spring 2018, Fatima Žutić reports on the long-unseen but often-mentioned 17th-century Kerman ‘vase technique’ carpet fragments, revealed to the public in February of this year at the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina Williamsburg and on show until February 2019.

  2. From HALI 193: The Bruschettini Collection at the Aga Khan Museum

    In late September 2017, the great and good of the Islamic art world gathered in Toronto for a programme of events to celebrate the opening of the exhibition ‘Arts of the East’ at the Aga Khan Museum, featuring loans from the Bruschettini Collection.

  3. Classical Carpets and Renaissance Paintings in Venice

    A major exhibition, ‘Sérénissime Trame: Carpets from the Zaleski Collection and Renaissance Paintings’, opens on Thursday 23 March 2017 at the Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro in Venice.

  4. Carpets and Islamic Art at the MIA, Doha

    ‘Imperial Threads: Motifs and Artisans from Turkey, Iran and India’, the current exhibition at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar (15 March–4 November 2017), brings a new perspective to the MIA’s remarkable permanent collection.

  5. Sotheby’s, Rugs & Carpets, London, 1 November 2016

    Sotheby’s dedicated autumn sale of 155 carpet lots, the second since the auctioneer’s return to specialist rug sales in the Bond Street rooms, is strong on Chinese and East Turkestan pieces and also includes a small Ushak Lotto, a 17th-century Esfahan, a Type-C  Star Kazak, a Mohtashem Kashan and a signed Zareh Kum Kapı prayer rug. There are numerous… Read more »

  6. Alice de Rothschild’s Vase Carpet Trio at Christie’s

    For Christie’s next major London carpet sale at King Street on 19 April 2016, head of department Louise Broadhurst has secured the consignment by ‘A Nobleman’ of three previously unknown and unpublished Safavid ‘vase-technique’ carpets.


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