ATLANTA-The Atlanta International Area Rug Market will offer one new and five expanded area-rug showrooms during its next show, July 12-15 at AmericasMart.
The new exhibitor is The Rug Collection in building 1, floor 3. The expanded and relocated showrooms, all in building 1, are Azra Imports, Banilivy Rug Corp. and Liberty Oriental Rugs on floor 4; and Anadol and Jaipur, both on floor 3.
Among the seminars from Oriental Rug Retailers of America (ORRA), all of which will be held in building 1, floor 4, room 4-B-1, are:
•“In the Dragons’ Shadow: Dragon Rugs and the Legacy of Their Patterns,” in which certified rug appraiser Paul Ramsey will provide a glimpse at the Dragon rugs of Azerbaijan, on July 13 at 10 a.m.
•“Knot To Be Missed IV,” in which Phil Menendian, certified rug appraiser and ORRA education chairman, and a panel of rug appraisers will discuss ORRA’s ongoing efforts to educate members about a specific rugs so they can pass the certified rug appraiser’s exam, on July 13 at 3 p.m.
•“Walk the Market with Phil,” in which Menendian will give a guided tour of selected showrooms, on July 13 at 3 p.m.
•“ORRA Tips on Proper Rug Appraisal Techniques,” in which Menendian will speak on the mechanics of an appraisal, on July 14 at 12:30 p.m.
•“ORRA Certified Rug Appraiser’s Exam,” testing members on historical and technical knowledge of hand-knotted rugs, on July 14 at 1 p.m.