Traditional knotted rugs are typically shown and sold during the last two weeks of January as part of shows and auctions in NYC.
Shown is a Ziegler Mahal, 16’6” by 12’7” with a loose weave and drop dead colors. The reason we pictured it was to call attention to the borders. The side borders are 25 inches wide, and the end borders are 20 inches wide.
The design works—Lot 1174 at Sotheby’s. A great selection, and may be an indication that good knotted rugs are coming back.
Both Christie’s and Sotheby’s have rugs, as well as a full range of Americana. The Winter Antiques Show at the end of the month has added more contemporary dealers.
We have linked to a good article from the Maine Antique Digest that describes everything going on for the rest of January. It is comprehensive. As goes antique brown furniture so goes traditional knotted rugs.