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TM’s 2010 Symposium, Tying the Rainbow: Re-examining Central Asian Ikats

by Valerie Justin. Sunday October 17th Curator Sumru Krody led a tour of the Exhibition Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats as part of the Textile Museum’s 2010 Symposium in Washington, DC. The exhibit is a dazzling display of these vibrantly colored, intricately (resist) dyed robes and wearing garments … read more

Hajji Baba Club meeting hosted by the Textile Museum

by Valerie Justin. On June 5th the Hajji Baba Club of New York City, the oldest rug society in the United States, was hosted by the Textile Museum of Washington, D.C. at the home in Far Hills, New Jersey, of collector-members Claire and Roger Pratt. The very attractive installation of … read more

Isfahan carpet sold for 254,000 $ at Christies

by Valerie Justin Christie’s Auction , 500 Decorative Arts, took place 24 November 2009 in New York. The auction included fifteen 17th century Isfahan carpets from the Corcoran Gallery of Art. All of the ISFAHAN 17th century carpets from the William Clark bequest sold. Most sold well; some at more … read more

Christie’s November 24th auction

500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

A major rug event in New York will be Christie’s November 24th auction – 500 years Decorative Arts Europe – . An amazing group of carpets from the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington is included…among them are fifteen 17th c Isfahan carpets with early provenance from Italian dukes , … read more