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: The Dark Side of the Textile Trade

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 10:30am

George Mason University's Louise Shelley will reveal a largely unknown story of crime and state-sponsored criminal trade in this survey of the abuses of the textile trade for both commercial and political objectives.

Lecture/Show and Tell: A Practical Guide for Rug and Textile Collectors

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 10:30am

Using both textiles and images, Wendel Swan will provide practical suggestions and advice for all aspects of collecting—from insuring and cleaning to researching your pieces. The program will be followed by a no-host lunch and discussion (12 PM).

Lecture/Show and Tell: The Language of Textiles in Latin America

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 10:30am

In this lecture, Andrea Gallelli Huezo analyzes textiles as decipherable art objects and modes of exploring identity in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Latin America.

Lecture/Show and Tell: Natural Dyes in the Weavings of Oaxaca, Mexico

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 10:30am

Join master dyer and weaver Porfirio Gutiérrez as he discusses the use of natural dyes, including cochineal, found in the traditional textiles in the historic Zapotec community of Teotitlán del Valle in Oaxaca, Mexico.