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

Stefano Ionescu, independent researcher on Oriental carpets

“Fakes” of Tuduc carpets are featured in some of the best collections in Europe and America, including the Museum for Islamic Art of Berlin, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, several museums in Romania—and many others. These fakes have become highly collectable in their own right, with many examples appearing at auction and commanding some considerable prices. Independent scholar and past Textile Museum study tour leader Stefano Ionescu will unmask imitation carpets and reveal clues to identifying true Tuduc in this special session. 

Rug and Textile Appreciation Mornings bring together textile experts and enthusiasts for a thematic show and tell of personal pieces. Free; no reservations required.