A newly opened gallery in London will place carpets—and this summer, Central Asian suzanis—at the heart of its programme. HALI Editor Ben Evans visits.
Christie’s forthcoming sale Arts of the Islamic and Indian Worlds features a selection of 70 carpets from the past five centuries, highlighting the various weaving centres within the Islamic world, from Spain to China.
Significant rugs and textiles are not limited to specialised auctions or even Islamic and Asian art sales. A case in point is the upcoming Important Design auction at Bonhams in London on 25 April 2018.