LARTA The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair, 22-27 January 2019
Highlights from the LARTA exhibitors, including Aaron Nejad Gallery, Andy Lloyd, Anthony Hazledine Rare Carpets and Textiles, Brian MacDonald Antique Rugs, Carpet Restoration Studio, Galleria Arabesque, Gideon Hatch, Joss Graham Gallery, London House Rugs, Marilyn Garrow Fine Textile Art, Markus Voigt Textiles, Meg Andrews Antique Costumes and Textiles, Oriental Rug Shop Ltd, Owen Parry, Peta Smyth Antique Textiles, Seneh Carpets and Tribal Rugs Galley.
You are invited to LARTA, The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair, a celebration of colour and design in antique rug and textile art from 22-27 January 2019. Join LARTA exhibitors, Aaron Nejad Gallery, Andy Lloyd, Anthony Hazledine Rare Carpets and Textiles, Brian MacDonald Antique Rugs, Carpet Restoration Studio, Galerie Arabesque, Gideon Hatch, Joss Graham Gallery, London House Rugs, Marilyn Garrow Fine Textile Art, Markus Voigt Textiles, Meg Andrews Antique Costumes and Textiles, Oriental Rug Shop Ltd, Owen Parry, Peta Smyth Antique Textiles, Seneh Carpets, Tribal Rugs Galley, Cornucopia Magazine, Cover Magazine, and Hali Magazine, at the Decorative Fair Battersea Park in London.
Highlights at LARTA 2019 include Owen Parry’s Tibetan seating square, circa 1900, the small mat (above) would have been used during meditation in Tibetan monasteries.
Further textiles of note will be brought by the Joss Graham Gallery, including an unusual 19th century Zoroastrian shawl from Yazd, Iran (above). The dark green silk shawl with traditional embroidered floral motifs and birds, trees and animals, would have been worn draped over the head and shoulders and the central roundel is encircled by embroidered script of a prayer.
Markus Voigt Textiles will be showing a rare German embroidery, circa 1580s, detailing Jesus meeting two disciples near Emmaus and breaking bread with them in their house (above). It came from Venice in the late 19th century and was exported to the US, some inspiration for the design can be traced to Dutch prints of the 16th century.
One of the original LARTA exhibitors, Anthony Hazledine, will also be returning in 2019. Highlights among his choice selection of rugs and textiles include a pair of Arts & Crafts curtains circa 1910, in chenille and linen, designed by Sidney Mawson for Alexander Morton of Darvel, Scotland (above). They were hung in the Music Room of Kirkton House in Montrose, while a related set which they may have been part of, reside in the National Trust property Gawthorpe Hall in Lancashire.
Two new exhibitors are confirmed, Meg Andrews will be showing antique costumes and textiles and will be bringing two Walter Crane embroidered wall hangings to the fair. Set within an ivy entwined border, the Renaissance design features a central column topped with roses in an urn, flanked by cornucopia and topped with a large central urn filled with peaches and pomegranates, supported by large leafy branches and cherries (above). The other new exhibitor is London House Rugs who, for over 40 years, have refined their knowledge and built long and ethical relationships with weavers throughout the East to ensure the very best quality of textiles.