International Conference on Oriental Carpets 13

Washington, DC, in August, you say? Well, it all turned out very well. Planned and produced on a very short schedule, requiring Wendel Swan, who needed to be nearly omnipresent to put things together and bring it all off, the International Conference on Oriental Carpets was a real success. The hotel … read more

Silk Stocking Mats: Hooked Mats of the Grenfell Mission

by R. John Howe On March 6, 2010,  Paula Laverty gave a program at The Textile Museum, in Washington, D.C. on “Silk Stocking Mats: Hooked Mats of the Grenfell Mission.” Grenfell hooked rugs, as many of you will know, were  made in Newfoundland and Labrador in the early – mid 20th century, and … read more

Saul Barodofsky on “Nazarlik”

  On January 16, 2010, Saul Barodofsky gave a Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning program, at The Textile Museum  in Washington, D.C. on the topic:  Nazarlik : Small pieces as a window into the consciousness of tribal peoples from the Silk Road. Saul is a dealer in Charlottesville, VA, who … read more

Afshar rugs & textiles

Virtual versions of the Textile Museum’s “Rug & Textile Appreciation Morning Programs”. Afshar Rugs and Textiles, Part 1 By R. John Howe 9 September 2009 – R. John Howe: Textiles and Text Dear folks -On May 9, 2009, Austin Doyle and Michael Seidman gave a Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning … read more