Monday, September 22, 2014

Barry O’Connell Senior Fellow Academy of Oriental Rugs

Barry O’Connell
Senior Fellow Academy of Oriental Rugs
Expert advice and consulting on buying rugs. Is the rug you are looking at exactly as represented and is the price offered the best price possible. Barry can give you the peace of mind and negotiate the best price in the market place. 
Expert appraisals and testimony.

Biographical Highlight:

Oriental Rug Review Associate Editor. 1996-1998
Rug News, Contributing Editor. 1998 - 2000
George Washington University, Washington DC Appraisal Science – Oriental Rug Appraisal 1997
Contributor: Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, Scribners, November 2002.
Smithsonian Institution; the National Museum of the American Indian. Consultant to the move of the collection from New York City to Washington DC. 2002-2003
Editor and publisher
Editor and publisher
Contributor Clean Informer Magazine
Contributor CleanFax Magazine
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Ministry of the Interior, Advisor 2012 - 2014

Textile Museum on Caucasian Rugs and Rug ID
Triangle Rug Society
Armenian Rugs Society (AR)
San Francisco Bay Area Rug Society
Seattle Textile and Rug Society
Textile Group of Los Angeles
Textile Museum Associates of Southern Cal.
International Handmade Carpet Exhibition, Kish, Islamic Republic of Iran 2004
International Handmade Carpet Exhibition, Kish, Islamic Republic of Iran 2005
International Handmade Carpet Symposium, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran 2005

Current or past member of:
Hajji Baba Club
International Hajji Baba Society
New York Rug Society
Textile Museum
Near Eastern Art Research Center Board of Trustees

Academy of Oriental Rugs (Senior Fellow)
See Also:
Oriental Rug Lawsuits and Bogus Appraisals 


  1. Hello, may I send you photos of my Persian rugs to see what you they are worth? Thank you very much

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  5. Dear Mr. O Connell,
    new genetic investigations evidence, shock resistent, that azeris an qashqais are definitely turkisized kurds!
    I think it is early to talk from a paradigma change, but what will happen in the future against this irrevocable truth?