Central Asian Carpet Traditions by Elena Tsareva

Detail of Turkmen carpet fragment (photographed from back), Middle Amu darya region. Wool; knotted pile (asymmetrical knot, open to theright). FAMSF, Wiedersperg Collection.

De Young Museum will present a lecture about Central asian carpets by Dr. Elena Tsareva during the SF Tribal Art and Textile Show. The Sixth Annual Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Memorial Lecture: ‘Central Asian Carpet Traditions: Nomadic vs. Sedentary’, by Dr. Elena Tsareva will take place Saturday, 9 February at 1 p.m. at the de Young Museum, Koret Auditorium, San Francisco.

The Textile Museum’s Rug & Textile Appreciation Mornings

The audience to a former Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning (photographer R. John Howe)

The Textile Museum’s highly popular Rug & Textile Appreciation Mornings are held twice per month on Saturdays. On Saturday 3 November 2012 at 10:30 am oriental rug dealer Mark Keshishian will display a variety of Caucasian, Persian, and Turkish rugs and invites the audience to share new acquisition or favorites in a discussion.

“Rug forgeries” in Berlin

Which of these two rugs is a fake ? (slide from Stefano Ionescu's presentation)

Volkmann-Treffen 26-28 October 2012 in Berlin includes several lectures about fake rugs and forgeries. One of these lectures “Tuduc, the most famous rug forger of the 20th century” Saturday 27 October at 10.30 will be held by Stefano Ionescu.