From my last trip in Romania and Transylvania looking for antique ottoman prayer rugs hanged inside anglican churches. A gallery wiyh my pictures and article is still available on RAI NEWS Italian Media. Many thanks to Stefano Ionescu that organize this carpet tour.






icocXIIIPanel discussion at ICOC XIII Washington DC “The Virtual Carpet”

The Virtual Carpet: internet and social media, their role for carpet studies and collecting will introduce new topics that have never been dealt with in previous ICOC. Organisers wanted to include them for attracting a younger public and widen the audience to new generations and therefore they appointed two session curators, belonging to these generations.  For all the program click here to review the Speakers, Bios and Abstracts


Talking about carpets on Italian TG2 News



Sartirana Textile Show 2014

Held in a picturesque 14th century old rice mill, La Pila, Sartiranatenth anniversary textile fair brought together an array of diverse rug and textile exhibitors. Organised by Alberto Boralevi, the show ran from Wednesday 10 September 2014 through Sunday 14 September at La Pila in Sartirana Castle, Lomellina. This selection of stand photos by Edoardo Marino give a taste of what was missed.




11 OTTOBRE 2014 / 20 SETTEMBRE 2015
Il Mart, in collaborazione con CooperAction onlus, presenta alla Casa d’Arte Futurista Depero la mostra Calpestare la guerra. Inserito nell’ampio programma culturale Mart/Grande guerra 1914-2014 ideato per il Centenario della prima guerra mondiale, il progetto espositivo è a cura di Nicoletta Boschiero e Edoardo Marino e presenta parte di una delle maggiori collezioni d’Europa di tappeti di guerra…. (continua)
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jozanlogoEdoardo Marino spoke Saturday about ‘Calpesta La Guerra‘ (Trample on War) – a campaign by CooperAction Onlus with the aim to support peace, education and work for a more sustainable development in Afghanistan. This campaign included an special exhibition of Afghan War Rugs – 85% wool, 15% cotton and 100% war… (continua)



I nodi antichi del Sartirana Textile Show

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September 19, 2013 – September 22, 2013

Thur 18.00–20.00, Fri and Sun 10.00–20.00, Sat 10.00–22.00 La Pila, Piazza Lodovico da Breme, 3 27020 Sartirana Lomellina, Italy. The ninth edition of the Sartirana Textile Show will take place in the ancient rice mill, La Pila, in Sartirana Lomellina. This Fair is one of the most respected and specialised in the world, and deals mostly with rugs and ancient textile arts…. continue


hali-logoThe 9th annual Sartirana Textile Show will take place from 19-22 September 2013 at Sartirana Castle in Lomellina, near Milan, Italy.  More than fifty dealers, national and international, will be participating in one of the largest ever such shows, with a programme that includes a cultural exhibition and a lecture programme.



This years Sartirana Textile Show starts in less than two months so it is time to book flight and hotel. At this moment some 24 international antique rug and textile dealers have confirmed their presence. The updated exhibitor list includes Edoardo Marino, Calpesta la guerra, Tea tappeti (Elio Sechi), Serkan Sari, Sorgato, Dell’Orto, Zamani, Tehrani, Mollaian, Igor, Kami, Parvizyar, Ufuklar, Bieler, Foumani, Sadeghi-Apadana, Vettoretti, Franciacorta, Kamoo Gallery, Cattai, Boralevi, Rillosi and Vignati. We have not completed the exhibitors list yet, but it is almost done and we are finalizing an elaborate side program with lectures, special exhibitions and events” said Alberto Boralevi to Jozan Magazine. Among the exhibitors are some new entries like Elisabetta Vignati, an Italian Lady from Busto Arsizio, who is particularly interested in tribal weavings and Edoardo Marino, a young Roman dealer who is trying to add a social meaning to his work as a dealer. Edoardo Marino will present some early examples from his collection as well as a group of Afghan War rugs gathered under the motto Calpesta la Guerra (Step on War) and belonging to the CooperAction Onlus association.  The goal of this association is to promote peace and human rights through publications, events and exhibitions of War rugs. This years special cultural exhibition will be devoted to bags and bag faces of all sorts and provenance, lent by exhibiting dealers and private collectors. The special exhibition will be built around a very important antique piece, a large 15th century belt-bag called ‘Scarsella’ Fiorentina, loaned by the Bardini Museum of Florence. The Curator of the Bardini Museum will hold an opening speech and tell more about this early and rare piece….



Cliccando sul logo si accede alla mia galleria fotografica di questa fiera tenutasi a Berlino dal 31 maggio al 2 giugno 2013. Per saperne di più si può cliccare su questo articolo di      rainews24




LARTACliccando sul logo si accede alla mia galleria fotografica di questa fiera tenutasi a Londra dal 18 al   21 aprile        2013.

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downloadEdoardo Marino colleziona tappeti della propaganda talebana e li porta in mostra per denunciare gli orrori del conflitto (continua…)





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