POSTPONED: Lecture/Show and Tell: 18th-19th Century Turkish Rugs and Their Relationship to the ‘Transylvanian’ Group

Presented by the International Hajji Baba Society

This program has been postponed. A rescheduled date will be posted when it is determined.

Transylvania continues to be the repository of the richest and best-preserved corpus of small Turkish carpets outside the Islamic world. Stefano Ionescu—award-winning scholar, author and producer of replicas of Oriental carpets—will present plain-niche and column ‘Transylvanian’ rugs from various sources. He will trace the evolution of motifs of these ‘Transylvanian’ groups in 18th- and early 19th-century Anatolian rugs and try to elucidate if there was a continuation of tradition or just recent carpet production, inspired by old models. Some lesser known examples from the Turkish museum as well as outstanding village rugs will also be presented. This program is presented by the International Hajji Baba Society.

Free; no reservations required. The audience is encouraged to bring in samples.

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