Antique Carpets Through the Eyes of W. Parsons Todd

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum presents an exhibition ‘Antique Carpets Through the Eyes of W. Parsons Todd’, which features seventeen rarely seen antique carpets. The exhibition, in the Schoolroom Gallery of the Museum, will be on view from 15 November 2015 through 10 April 10 2016.

‘The rug exhibition may be of interest to Jozan’s readers and are from the collection of W. Parsons Todd, an early leader of the Hajji Baba Club’ said Roger Pratt, President of The Hajji Baba Club to Jozan Magazine.

The primarily Islamic carpets on display include the Lion Bijar Carpet Fragment, made in the late nineteenth century in present-day Iran. Other carpets on exhibit include the Star Ushak Carpet, which was woven in Turkey in the late sixteenth or early seventeenth century, and, perhaps the most rare carpet in the exhibition, the Jacoby Lobed-Medallion Carpet, which was woven ca. 1800 in the southeastern Caucasus. A selection of nineteenth-century saddle rugs created in Iran, and included in the exhibition, suggests the range and depth of Todd’s collection.

Star Ushak late 16th  to  17th centory Turkey. Photo credit Stan_Freeny

Star Ushak late 16th to 17th centory Turkey. Photo credit Stan Freeny

Tabriz Cypress Tree Carpet, Isfahan late 19th century. Photo credit Stan Freeny

Tabriz Cypress Tree Carpet, Isfahan late 19th century. Photo credit Stan Freeny

Senneh Saddle Rug late 19th century. Photo credit Stan Freeny

Senneh Saddle Rug late 19th century. Photo credit Stan Freeny

Medallion Ushak Fragment. Turkey late 16th or early 17th century. Photo credit Stan Freeny

Medallion Ushak Fragment. Turkey late 16th or early 17th century. Photo credit Stan Freeny

Double Re-Entry Carpet, Turkey. Photo credit Stan Freeny

Double Re-Entry Carpet, Turkey. Photo credit Stan Freeny

Location and more information: Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960