11 October 2010

Courtesy of : San Francisco Sentinel



San Francisco will host two internationally important art shows this week displaying some of the finest antique oriental rugs and tribal art.

Both shows give seasoned buyers, home decorators, collectors and beginners a first-hand opportunity to view and purchase directly from some of the world’s leading art dealers who will be displaying some of their best pieces because of San Francisco’s important reputation as the nation’s center of collecting textile and ethnographic arts.


The 2nd annual Antique Rug and Textile Show begins tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 12 (through Oct. 17) at the Motel Capri, 2015 Greenwich St. The event showcases more than 40 internationally renowned rug and textile dealers who will set up their wares in a bazaar-like setting allowing visitors to wander from room to room to see the textiles.

Opening night begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, and the show continues Wednesday – Sunday, Oct. 13 -Oct, 17, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Admission is free. For more information, visit Special exhibitions and free lectures on Tibetan, Chinese and oriental carpets will be held daily.

The 6th annual Tribal Art Show hosted by San Francisco Tribal, an association of the top Bay Area-based tribal art dealers, will be held Oct. 15 to 17 in Building “D” at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center.


The San Francisco Tribal show features an extraordinary selection of African masks and figures, Oceanic ceremonial and ritual objects, Pre-Columbian sculptures and ceramic vessels, tribal Asian textiles and carvings, Native American art and artifacts, as well as shields, hats, jewelry, masks, and figurative sculpture from diverse cultures all over the world. Dealers are available to answer questions from beginners to sophisticated collectors and knowledgeable scholars.

A preview reception will be held 6-9 p.m. Friday Oct. 15 and feature champagne and sushi and an advance opportunity to purchase tribal art. Preview tickets are available at the door for $30 per person. Tickets during the rest of the weekend are $10. Saturday hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Visit for more information.


Both shows give collectors, dealers, novices and fans of antique oriental carpets, ethnographic and tribal arts the opportunity to spend time discussing, learning and purchasing rare artworks from leading experts.

The Antique Rug and Textile Show’s 40 plus dealers have flown to San Francisco from as far away as Turkey, China, German, Austria, Italy and from all over the U.S.

Noted textile art dealers who will be displaying and selling in the Antique Rug and Textile Show at the Capri Motel include: Alberto Levi–Milan, Italy; Ali Aydin–Germantown, MD; Amin Motamedi–Hamburg, Germany; Andy Lloyd–Bath, England; Ben Banayan–San Francisco; Bertram Frauenknecht–Istanbul, Turkey; Chuck Paterson–Sante Fe, NM; Craig & Nina Hatch–Nomadic, USA; Davut Mizrahi–Vienna, Austria; De Witt Mallary–New York; Ed Koch: Herat Gallery–Miami, FL; George Fine–Sante Fe, NM; Hamid Rafatpanah­–Bryn Mawr, Penn.; Hagop Manoyan–NY; Hans Homm–Oberusel, Germany; James Cohen–Milan, Italy; Jeff Dworsky–Stonington, Maine; John Ruddy–Sante Fe, NM; Mark Berkovich–Galilee, Israel; Mete Mutlu–Chicago; Michael Craycraft–Stuttgart, Germany; Michael Phillips–Arvada, Colo.; Mohammad Tehrani–Hamburg, Germany; Nick & Dianne Bendas–St. Louis, MO.; Nick Wright–Williamstown, Mass.; Nunzio Crisa: Urobura–Milan, Italy; Owen Parry–London, England; Patrick Pouler–Santa Barbara, Calif.; Reyn Staffel–Springfield, Oregon; Rob van Wieringen–Nijmegen, Netherlands; Rodney McDonald–Rochester, N.Y.; Rudolf Geissman–Cardiff by the Sea, Calif.; RugBooks: W. Marquand–Culver City, Calif.; Rupert Smith–Hong Kong; Sarah Haberkern–Stuttgart, Germany; Seref Ozen: Cocoon–Istanbul, Turkey; Singkiang: Linda Pastorino–Chester, NJ; Stolp D. Fraser–East Hampton, NY.; Thom Mond–New Hampshire; Udo Langauer–Vienna, Austria; Ulrike Montigel–Stuttgart, Germany; Wayne Barron–Cambridge, Mass.

Renowned Bay Area tribal art dealers exhibiting and selling at the Tribal Show at Fort Mason Building “D”, include:

Robert Brundage–Himalayan Art; Erik Farrow–Tribal Art, Weapons & Shields; Wenhua Liu–Asian Art; Thomas Murray–Asiatica–Ethnographica; David F. Rosenthal–Oceanic Art; Vicki Shiba–Asian & Tribal Art; Frank Wiggers–Indonesian Art; James Willis– African, Oceanic & Tribal Art; Michael Auliso–Ethnographic Art; Joshua Dimondstein– Tribal Arts; Robert Dowling–Pre-Columbian & Tribal Art; Zena Kruzick–Oceania, Indonesia, Asia & Africa; Joe Loux–Asian & Tribal Art; Dave DeRoche - Art of Africa, Oceania & The Americas; Andres Moraga–Textiles & Ethnographic Art.

Courtesy of : San Francisco Sentinel