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London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair (LARTA) 14-17 April 2016

LARTA, the London specialist event for period rugs, carpets, tapestries and textiles, returns for the fifth year to The Showroom in Penfold Street, opening on Thursday 14th April for the private view, and is then open to the public (admission free) from Friday 15 through Sunday 17 April. Visit the HALI stand at LARTA for your free copy of the latest issue.

‘Eagle-göl’/Yomut Turkmen torba or trapping, early 19th century. Tribal Rugs Gallery, London

LARTA exhibitors in 2016, a mixture of old hands and newcomers to the event, include: James Cohen Antique Carpets (London) – rare and collectable pieces mainly from Persia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tibet, China and the Caucasus; Joss Graham Gallery (London) – a wide range of flatweaves from the main kilim-producing areas of Anatolia, Iran and Central Asia as well as Indian cotton dhurries and collectable textiles from Asia, Africa and the Americas; Hakiemie Rugs (London) –  a wide range of antique and old oriental rugs and carpets; Andy Lloyd (Bath) – antique rugs, carpets and textiles; Heritage Rugs (Bristol) – tribal rugs and textiles; Aaron Nejad (London) –  rugs, carpets and textiles from the East and Europe from all periods up to the early 20th century; Ornamentum (Dorking) – a range of decorative and collectible antique rugs, from classic town pieces through to fine tribal and village production; Owen Parry (Wales) – collectable tribal and village rugs of all types, concentrating on colour and rarity; Seneh Carpets (London) – fine and decorative rugs and carpets from around the world; Tribal Rugs Gallery (London) – rare rugs and carpets; and Molly Hogg (London) – tribal textiles from Asia and Africa.

In addition to HALI (London), another European-based carpet and textile collectors’ publication, Carpet Collector (Hamburg) will have a presence at the Fair.


Tapestry-woven cushion cover, southern Sweden, 19th century. Heritage Rugs, Bristol

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