Rapistan Review


The midst of winter and not much happening in the rug and textile world but there is one piece of minor fresh market news .

Sotheby’s , N Y C has an “Americana” sale scheduled on Jan. 20-21st.  that includes 34 various rugs and carpets . The rugs start at lot # 4071 . Nothing particularly important but a decent group worth your time to take a quick look . One item lot # 4073 Anatolian village carpet seemed to be the most interesting collectors item but it has a modestly aggressive pre- sale estimate . There are also a couple of Chinese pillar carpets that look pretty good . Not a big deal but better than nothing in the middle of winter . ! 

Lot# 4073 Anatolian village carpet , pre-sale set. $ 8-12,000.00 . Reweaves and visible damage could affect the outcome on this piece ?


God Speed , Lemmy , one year today , The World Remembers ! 


Holiday silence continues. 

Via Con Dios , Garbis Tabakian , restorer extrodiaire and great friend for 20+ years. You will not be forgotten !


Ready , set , let it begin .


Morning road trip .

Out of town visitors and year end commerce .

Time for insanity ?

The end .


Day one ! The Beginning .

In the modern world no one respects a sore loser , sour grapes are still sour grapes and they always leave a bad taste so get over it and move forward !  Sheik Frederich , 2016 . 

Song o the week , Motörhead , “Dancing on Your Grave” on No Remorse, 1984 . 

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