Rug and Textile Appreciation Mornings

Photo from Rug Morning
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 Origins of Weaving

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 10:30am

Museum Trustee and collector Wendel Swan will examine how, where, and why weaving with animal fibers began and its importance—from the domestication of sheep through the Industrial Revolution and beyond.

Lecture/Show-and-Tell: Caucasian Prayer Rugs

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 10:30am

Prayer rugs had important social and religious significance in the Caucusus and are prized for their beautiful colors and designs. Collector Austin Doyle will offer guidance on how to identify colors, structure, and other features to distinguish origin.