Albahie Auction House has announced that its ‘Rugs & Carpets’ auction will take place on October 28. The auction will feature a “rich array” of rugs and carpets with “coveted examples” spanning the great, historic centres of carpet-making, according to a press statement. 
Highlights include two Nain Habibian carpets, a Qum Muradi silk carpet, a signed Amiri carpet and a rare antique carpet with Islamic inscriptions. Collectors can expect a selection of Qum, Tabriz, Nain, Isfahan, Kashan, Kirman and Kashmiri tradition carpets as well as Suzani Baft carpets with tribal designs.
“With over 60 carpets and rugs to fit all sizes, colours, tastes and budgets, the auction appeals to interior designers, rug enthusiasts and private buyers from around the globe,” the statement notes.
Albahie Auction House is located at Katara – the Cultural Village, Building 22C.
The opening reception and press preview will take place on October 19, from 6pm to 8pm, while the Collector’s Series with Dr Dorota Chudzicki and Dr Talib al-Baghdady will be held on October 21, at 4pm.
The auction takes place on October 28, from 4.30pm. All these events are open to the public and entry is free.
Carpet design is one of the oldest art forms in the world and, to provide a context for this centuries-old tradition, Dr al-Baghdady will speak at Albahie’s Collector Series along with a presentation by Dr Chudzicki on carpet collecting and offering a glimpse inside some of the world’s most important private carpet collections.
AlBahie Auction House is the “first of its kind” for the region. Aiming to promote cultural affinity through artistic practices and mediums by offering works in diverse sale categories - from arts of the Islamic worlds, jewellery, watches, banknotes and coins, special plate numbers, Orientalist art, as well as rugs and carpets, Albahie Auction House is a “must-see in Doha’s dynamic art scene”, the statement adds.