This is the third Asia House Fair curated by Joss and Jayne Graham. There are 28 exhibitors from all parts of Asia.
There is a strong textiles presence. New this year is Richard Savage who is selling his collection of Indonesian weavings and artifacts collected in the 1980s. New also is Sally Chang who specialises in indigo-dyed textiles from South West China. Another new exhibitor is Anne Hildyard 'Treasures from the Silk Road' - she will be showing Central Asian and Ottoman textiles. The aim of the fair is to highlight contemporary developments in design and production and several exhibitors are outstanding in this field: Nigel Atkinson who works in Bengal and Assam; Bonita Ahuja who trained at Central Saint Martins and weaves high-end contemporary one-off scarves which are masterpieces of technique.
Another strong element is the work of cooperatives. Children of the Mekong represent handloom silk weavers from Cambodia; Polly and Me bring hand-embroidered bags from the villages of Chitral in Northern Pakistan; Sophie Pattinson works with 500 village Bangladeshi women embroiderers.
Last but not least, Joss Graham, Fuji Maeda and Ron Simpson represent the London trade with antique and contemporary textiles from all parts of Asia. And Antonia Graham, Emma Chapman Jewels and Emily Shoehorn are selling their collections of clothing, jewellery and bags from India.
Other categories are Japanese woodblock printing (Mary Deeming); contemporary Iranian Fine Art (Janet Rady) and the first London exhibition for Turquoise Mountain with woodcarving, calligraphy and jewellery from Afghanistan.
This fair brings together the cultures of Asia in a way that no other event in London does, and has had much praise from all who have visited and purchased from the stunning and well-priced array of goods on offer.