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: Kilims of the Former European Territories of the Ottoman Empire

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 10:30am

Collectors Penny and Tim Hayes offer a rare glimpse into the cultures and textile histories of Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia, Romania, and Hungary, as well as Anatolia, Syria, and Lebanon.

Lecture/Show-and-Tell: Tuduc Fakes in European and American Collections

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 10:30am

Independent scholar and former Textile Museum study tour leader Stefano Ionescu will unmask imitation Tuduc carpets and reveal clues to identifying genuine ones.

Lecture/Show-and-Tell: Non-Turkmen Central Asian Rugs

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 10:30am

Kelvin Webb will show and discuss the rugs of some non-Turkmen Central Asian cultures: the Karakalpak, Kyrgyz, and Uzbek.

Lecture/Show-and-Tell: The Evolution of Carpet Designs

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 10:30am

Using photographic images and animation, collector and museum trustee Wendel Swan will illustrate how traditional carpet designs and elements evolve.