Rug and Textile Appreciation Mornings

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Saturdays at 10:30 AM

All are welcome to expand their knowledge of the textile arts and meet fellow textile admirers at our ongoing Rug and Textile Appreciation Mornings, held Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and named in honor of late Textile Museum trustee emeritus, Harold M. Keshishian. Speakers include local collectors and experts who share pieces from their own holdings. Visitors are invited to bring in clean, well-vacuumed examples of featured types from their own collections to share with the group. Seating is limited, so please arrive early. Free; no reservations required. 

Upcoming Programs

Lecture/Show-and-Tell: Small and Miniature Weavings from Central and Southern Iran

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 10:30am

Author and dealer John Wertime will lead an examination of small southwest Persian bags from a private collection.

Lecture/Show-and-Tell: Twentieth-Century Carpet Production and Philanthropy

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 10:30am

Woven Legends founder Neslihan Jevremovic introduces the Anka Project, a program that trains young Syrian women in Turkish refugee camps to become skilled weavers of Woven Legends rugs.

Lecture/Show-and-Tell: Empowering Weavers at the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 10:30am

Jannes Waples Gibson, former education program specialist at The Textile Museum, presents a morning about the Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco in Cusco, Peru.

Lecture/Show-and-Tell: Antique Carpets from Northwest Persia and Southeast Caucasus

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 10:30am

Collector Austin Doyle explores the turbulent history, cultural influences, and identifying features of pile weavings from the border area between Karadagh in northwest Persia and the southeastern Caucasus.