Alberto Boralevi

Alberto Boralevi, an architect and dealer, stems from a family of art dealers that have been in the antique carpet and textile business in Venice and Florence since the beginning of the twentieth century. He is chairman of ICOC Academic Committee and in this role he organised the Academic Program of the latest two Conferences:Istanbul 2007 and Stockholm 2011. Alberto Boralevi works on a 'by appointment only' basis at the first floor of the famous Palazzo Frescobaldi, in the heart of Florence, the antique dealers' area, on the left bank of the Arno river. In these premises he has also set up small exhibitions of unusual textiles and rugs. Alberto Boralevi is specialised in tribal weavings, early classical and rare carpet fragments, Islamic textiles and embroideries, Italian peasant rugs and textiles.