Rug and Textile Appreciation Mornings
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.
Collectors Russell Pickering, Brooke Pickering-Cole, and John Howe will trace the career and contributions of Ralph Yohe, 1920–1990, a distinguished U.S. collector and student of Islamic textiles, who was also an important figure in Textile Museum history.
With examples from the 1920s through the 1950s, Lawrence M. Kearney, director of Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets, Skinner Inc., will discuss how art deco hooked rugs are examples of modernist folk art and present an evolution of style.
Author and dealer John Wertime will lead an examination of small southwest Persian bags from a private collection.