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: Azerbaijani Carpets and Scholarship

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:30am

Museum trustee and collector Wendel Swan will discuss the exhibitions and scholarship on Azerbaijani carpets that were presented at the International Symposium on Azerbaijani Carpets in October 2017.

Lecture/Show-and-Tell: Historical and Contemporary Carpets from Central Asia

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 10:30am

Join local dealer Mehmet Yalcin and and blogger R. John Howe for a discussion of selected carpets from Central Asia.

Lecture/Show-and-Tell: Silk Stories

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 10:30am

Join textile photographer, multimedia storyteller, and museum docent Pamela Kaplan for a behind-the-scenes view into silk production in India and other parts of the world.

Lecture/Show-and-Tell: Swedish Folk Weavings for Oriental Rug Lovers

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 10:30am

Using textiles and images, museum trustee and collector Wendel Swan will discuss several important types of rare, distinctive, and handsome Swedish folk weavings made ca. 1700–1850.