Carpet & Textile Forum 2024

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Carpet & Textile Forum
Carpet & Textile Forum

The 6th annual Carpet and Textile Forum will take place as a 3-day event 14-16 May 2024 at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott in Santa Barbara County, in Buellton, CA. This event is previously known as Rug Collectors’ Weekend.

Besides six sessions a Dealer’s Show will feature 16 dealers from US, UK, Europe and Turkey.

The sessions include ‘Afshars rugs and bags’, ‘Syrian Textiles’, ‘Caucasian Fragments’, ‘Ottoman Influences on Islamic Batik from Indonesia’, ‘Turkmen Main Carpets’, ‘Double-sided Ikats World Wide’ and a ‘Show and Tell’ session.

Alberto Levi (left) and Richard Blumenthal inspecting a rug
Alberto Levi (left) and Richard Blumenthal inspecting a rug

Each session includes time for the close examination, and often handling, of the pieces that the speakers have assembled and discussed.

Carpet and Textile Forum was established to promote the understanding of carpets and textiles, through a hands-on approach.

For registration and details contact Brian Morehouse ( or Bethany Mendenhall (

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