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Pointing to his 120-year-old Persian carpet, he said: "This is a rare piece I acquired with the mehrab design, which is the niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the qibla that Muslims pray towards.
Christie's did have an auction of Persian rugs in April 2016 which did better than previous sales, but that may have been because it included three Persian carpets with a Rothschild provenance.
The sanctions were] the last straw for handwoven Persian carpets, which were already on their death bed," said another exporter.
While Persian carpets enjoy a walkover in the industry, now new dark horses are coming up
Evidenced by a number of recent exhibitions, the Persian carpet has come to be employed as a sign of cultural, political, and religious conflict, a readymade for that which stands stubbornly outside the United States' claim on global hegemony.
A genuine, good-quality handmade Persian carpet can cost thousands or tens of thousands of dollars.
Taking a step back in time to include traditional culture, Babak Golkar featured a Persian carpet with a difference: a framed blue monochrome carpet.
Organiser Sue Ede explains: "If you are looking for a Tibetan statue, Persian carpet, classic Blue and White vase, Victorian engagement ring, modern painting or Georgian writing desk we have 50 exhibitors with something sure to tempt.
Faith Hope Consolo, chairman, and Joseph Aquino, executive vice president of Prudential Douglas Elliman's Retail Group, have arranged the lease for Persian carpet purveyor Keypour Collection at 989 Third Avenue, a free-standing brand building in the D&D District.
The basic field design is of scrolling vines with leaves, racemes, flower heads, palmettes, and rosettes derived from well established Persian carpet design--all neatly and realistically redrawn and coloured to suit Mughal taste.
It includes a daytrip by private jet to Iran, where the holidaymakers will create their own Persian carpet with a renowned carpet maker, as well as a day trip by private jet to Jordan's Dead Sea - where they will have an afternoon Anantara Spa treatment at the Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea hotel.
Two round air tickets to Europe, sponsored by Lufthansa, will be given away as second prize, while a Persian carpet, sponsored by Bradran Carpets, will be the third prize.
Devotees of the Persian carpet have had numerous carpet buyer's guides and histories in the past, but ROOT OF WILD MADDER; CHASING THE HISTORY, MYSTERY, AND MORE OF THE PERSIAN CARPET is something different: a journey which follows the Persian carpet from remote Afghanistan and Iranian villages where they're often woven by young girls to bazaars which trade them, artists which revere them, and US carpet showrooms which display them for sale.
Let me give you an example: the Persian carpet is a very important element in many homes.
The winning margin of a length over Persian Carpet would have been wider had Norton not eased down La Viola when she was four lengths clear, a signal the filly took as permission to pull up.