OLD, RARE & BEAUTIFUL TRIBAL RUGS & TEXTILES
PRIVATE VIEW on Thursday 28th April, 7-9pm
Owen Parry is a dealer, buying and selling, restoring and conserving for collectors, decorators and dealers. He has a fine knowledge and love of the weaving traditions of nomadic tribes, enabling him to specialise in pieces of rarity and beauty which are fast disappearing from the open market. Owen started as a repairer at the respected Lannowe Restoration Studio. He had the rare opportunity to handle and work on some of the best examples of early classical pieces and top quality tribal material on the market.
Owen exhibits several times a year in London and San Francisco and is a regular exhibitor around the world: ACOR (American Conference of Oriental Rugs); ICOC (International Conference of Oriental Rugs); Hali Fair (London); Sartirana (Italy); KARMA (Kensington Rug Merchants Association, London); LARTA (London Antique Rug and Textile Arts); Arts (San Francisco). He has had several articles published in HALI magazine.
The textiles and rugs are for sale.
Image above – Peacocks on an 18th Century Ottoman silk embroidery fragment. Elegant yet whimsical drawing. Few examples now exist on the open market but some can be seen in the V & A Museum.