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Islamic Art in Antique Rugs

Islamic Art in Antique Rugs: The most iconic Islamic art form and cultural tradition. Carpet weaving is the most iconic art form to come out of islamic societies. This extraordinary tradition is most famous for producing the ‘pile carpet’ also known as the ‘oriental carpet.’ And so,  predominantly you will find the most sophisticated islamic […]

Florine Stettheimer, Nazmiyal Antique Rugs

Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry

Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry: Contemplating the rugs in the Jewish Museum’s new buzzing exhibition. The Jewish Museum’s latest exhibition, Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry is bursting with insight into early 20th century decadence and interior design. Born into a wealthy Jewish family, Florine was immersed in luxury interiors, so it is no surprise that her paintings are packed […]

The Nazmiyal Collection's Mystery Rug!

Mystery Rug to be Discovered

The Mystery Rug that has captured out curiosity. Covered in what we believe to be Poppies, The Nazmiyal Collection has acquired a mystery rug of incomparable beauty that is without identity… There are numerous factors that make this rug an invaluable mystery to us. For one, we know it was likely made on a horizontal […]

Antique Barberini Tapestries

Barberini Tapestries Reborn from the Ashes

Barberini Tapestries Shine Again Beautifully restored from severe damage caused by a fire, the Barberini tapestries made their big debut yesterday evening at the fourth largest Christian church in the world. And the Nazmiyal team was ever grateful to witness it. Reaching nearly 16 feet in height, the restoration of these woven baroque works of […]

Antique 18th Century Anatolian Rug from James Ballard by Nazmiyal

Nazmiyal’s Rare Antique Rug from the James Ballard Collection

Nazmiyal’s Rare 18th Century Turkish Rug from Renowned Carpet Scholar, James Ballard James Ballard was one of America’s first and foremost carpet scholars and collectors, acquiring over 300 carpets throughout his career. Gathered from around the world due to his extensive traveling,  his collection of antique rugs ranged from the 15th to 18th century. In 1922 he donated 126 carpets […]

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Celebrating the Reissue of The Persian Carpet by A. Cecil Edwards!

A. Cecil Edwards’ The Persian Carpet has been reprinted! Available as of today, this classic reference book is as informative as it is historical. Explore a century of Persian rugs woven in Persia throughout this magnificent book, great for students, collectors and decorators alike. This superb reference book has been reprinted in North America in celebration of […]

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Antique Carpets Reminiscient of Rococo Paintings

Antique Carpets reminiscent of Rococo Paintings The following are three exquisite antique carpets from Nazmiyal’s collection inspired by three highlights from The Morgan Library’s latest exhibition of Rococo works, up through May 14th, 2017. The subtle pairings of palette and context bring together these three pairings harmoniously. 1. Oversized Antique French Savonnerie Rug, circa: 1900 […]