A fresh approach turned a recent French exhibition on Qajar culture into something more than just an art show. Venetia Porter was at the Louvre-Lens to experience the transformation. Hadi Maktabi comments on the carpets.
Although unsigned, this grand Khamseh Confederacy carpet, of unusually large size and great artistic merit, was likely made for a tribal khan by a weaver of the Baharlu or Ainalu tribes.
Christie’s Louise Broadhurst spots spectacular carpets and textiles at an exhibition in Florence.