Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Persian rug fetches record $33.7mn at auction
Persian rug fetches record $33.7mn at auction
Jun '13
courtesy: IBTimes/Sothebys
courtesy: IBTimes/Sothebys
A rare 17th century Persian rug fetched a record breaking sum of US$ 33.7 million at an auction organized by the world’s largest auctioneers of fine and decorative art collectibles Sotheby’s.
Sourced from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C, the carpet, which was originally bequeathed to the museum by a US senator, William Clark, from Montana in 1926, is decorated with swirling vines and vibrant flowers.
The 8 feet 9 inches by 6 feet 5 inches rug was part of the 25-piece William A. Clark Collection which was being auctioned by the museum to aid its future procurement of new American and contemporary artworks.
Before the Clark Sickle-Leaf Carpet auction, a blue leaf-patterned 17th-century Iranian rug held the world record of fetching an astounding sum of $9.6 million at Christie’s in London in 2010.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 25th Oct 2016

Arvind to dilute 10% stake in brand business arm

Arvind Limited, one of India’s largest integrated textile and apparel ...

Courtesy: Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Textiles | On 25th Oct 2016

World’s first cotton shipment using Skuchain’s Brackets

The world’s first trade transaction involving shipment of cotton...

Textiles | On 25th Oct 2016

Cotton yield to increase to 568.29 kg/ha in 2016-17: CAB

At its first meeting for the cotton season 2016-17, the Cotton...

Interviews View All

Sonia Agarwal

‘The terms eco-friendly and organic are common but everyone perceives them ...

Abhimanyu Singh Rathore & Barbara Anna Kosiorek

‘Blending cultures is the true beauty of fashion, where one’s imagination...

Awen Delaval

'Natural fibres are appreciated for traditional authenticity'

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Eric Scholler

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

October 2016

October 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search