Issue Date: 2019 SEPTEMBER, Posted On: 9/3/2019

09032019 What's Old is New: HALI Antique Pavilion Debuts at the Rug Show
By RugNews.com Editors


selection of antique rugs from French Art Deco to Caucasian Kazak to Chinese Peking styles will be found at the first-ever HALI Antique Pavilion at the Rug Show New York.

NEW YORK -- The Rug Show, to be held Sept. 7-10 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, will introduce its first-ever HALI Antique Pavilion featuring some of the top names in vintage and antique carpets -- and at press time was expected to announce several additional exhibitors.

Expected to be the largest Rug Show to date, the non-profit annual event was created to better promote and expand the collective interests of the industry, and now rounds out its presentation with the HALI Antique Pavilion's exhibitors, among them Art Resources, Fazli Solak, Krikor Markarian, Looms of Persia, Nazmiyal Auctions and Rahmanan Rugs.

"We have wanted to include an antique section for a while and are very excited to see it come together in 2019," said show founder Ramin Mobayan. "The Rug Show is designed to promote the hand-made rug industry and including an antique selection seems like a logical step."

The Rug Show and the prestigious HALI Magazine, the pavilion is a dedicated space where buyers will find a broad range of superb rugs and textiles, from fine Persian and Chinese antiques, to vintage Scandinavian and Moroccan designs. Below is a survey of confirmed Antique Pavilion exhibitors illustrating the variety of carpets that will be displayed at the September 2019 show. (To learn more or register, click here.)


Art Resources, antique Persian Bijar (44535)

With showrooms in Los Angeles and Carlstadt, New Jersey, Art Resources will showcase its award-winning contemporary area rugs at the upcoming Rug Show at Javits, and a selection of antique and vintage pieces in the new Antique Pavilion. Highlights include examples from the company's expansive vintage Turkish Kilim Collection, and antique hand-knotted Persian, Chinese and Moroccan rugs.
Unique finds are also curated on the Art Resources website, and range from a Spanish Arts and Crafts piece to a series of antique Caucasian Kazak, Kuba and Sumak rugs from the Russian Federation.
Art Resources, antique Caucasian Kazak (R37043), Russian Federation

Fazli Solak, antique 19th century reverse Soumak bag

The Berkley, California, studio of Fazli Solak offers buyers a selection of antique and collectible rugs and antique nomadic bag faces, sofrah textiles and yastiks (cushion covers). Fazli Solak also provides restoration and conservation services, and has a workshop located in Turkey.

Falzli Solak, antique Afshar sofreh


Krikor Markarian, 19th century kuba kilim bag face

For more than 35 years, Krikor Markarian Antique Rug and Carpet Gallery, located on 31st street in New York City, has been curating its collection in the heart of the wholesale rug district. The studio brings its selection of very fine collectible antique tribal rugs and other woven artifacts from important Near Eastern and Asian weaving areas.

Krikor Markarian, Nurata suzani, 19th century (detail)

Looms of Persia, vintage Persian kilim

Founded in the U.S. by Ebrahim Akhavan Farshchi in 2001, the Secaucus, New Jersey-based Looms of Persia is a third generation offshoot of Akavan Farschi, established in Teheran, Iran in 1890.
Looms of Persia, known for contemporary, antique and vintage area rugs, will bring an assortment of fine Persian and Caucasian classics to its Antique Pavilion stand at the upcoming Rug Show, including a range from Bakhtiari, Heriz, Kazak, and kilim to Serape carpets.

Looms of Persia, antique Persian Heriz  


Nazmiyal Auctions, vintage French Art Deco, c1920's

New York antique Oriental rug showroom Nazmiyal Collection brings its recently launched Nazmiyal Auctions to the Rug Show for the first Antique Pavilion. The auction offers buyers a chance to bid on exquisite rugs from Nazmiyal's own collection and from private estates. On display at the Javits will be some of Nazmiyal Auctions' antique Persian and Oushak carpets, vintage Scandinavian designs and Mid-Century rugs.

Nazmiyal Auctions, Persian Kerman, c1880's


Rahmanan Rugs, Chinese Peking carpet, c1880

This New York Rug District gallery Rahmanan Rugs offers an extensive and unusual stock of about 4,000 items ranging from Oriental and European carpets to American hooked rugs. It offers classic antique Persian, Turkish and Caucasian carpets, and holds a large and comprehensive assortment of antique Chinese rugs and carpets. Expect to find a representations of Oushak, Chinese, Serapi, Heriz and Sultanabad pieces on show at the Rug Show's Antique Pavilion.

Rahmanan Rugs, Persian Sarouk, c1900

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