Martin Volkmann

Only a few days after reaching the age of 94, Martin Volkmann
passed away on February 15, 2009.

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When on October 27, 1971 this carpet aficionado invited "ruggies" to an informal exchange on carpets, nobody knew, that this casual get-together would create an annual Treffen, which bears his name, and brings together connoisseurs and friends of Oriental carpets, flatweaves, and fabrics.

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The Volkmann-Treffen is now an institution beyond the German-speaking world.

Even if in recent years his age prevented Martin Volkmann from attending the annual Treffen, his spirit was always present.

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The rug community has lost a great man and personality.

Dietlinde und Christian Erber

Copyright © 2009 Christian Erber