The market for antique room-sized carpets has taken many twists and turns over the past decade. With many dealers turning their attention to newly-made custom carpets, Ben Evans talks to Jason Nazmiyal his New York showroom about his commitment to antique rugs.
WHEN WE PUBLISHEDThe HALI New York Supplement’ in 2001, the city was firmly estab-lished as the beating heart of the international rug market. Indeed antique decorative carpets, the vast majority of which were passing through New York retailers and auction rooms on their way to their newly realised designer homes, had become the most highly prized and highly priced items in the carpet market, shifting attention away from collectible rugs to room-sized Ziegler, Tabriz and Ushak carpets.
Today the city is still at the centre of the hand-made rug market but the money and activity has flowed away from antiques into the manufacture and sale of new rugs, both contemporary and reproduction design, leaving the market in old rugs in a much-changed state.......more:http://nazmiyalantiquerugs.com/articles/global_connections/