Carpets from the Ottoman Empire acquired by Ballard

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“Ornamental Lotto” Carpet 17th century Turkey Wool (warp, weft and pile); symmetrically knotted pile 69 1/4 x 48 3/4 in. (175.9 x 123.8 cm) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The James F. Ballard Collection, Gift of James F. Ballard, 1922 (22.100.112) Image: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
“Ornamental Lotto” Carpet 17th century Turkey Wool. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The James F. Ballard Collection, Gift of James F. Ballard, 1922. Image: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Textile Museum Associates of Southern California has arranged a Zoom webinar “How We Look at Turkish Carpets: James F. Ballard and a New Way of Collecting” by Professor Walter B. Denny 27 January 2024.

The webinar are for those who did not heard Walter B. Denny’s talk at TMA/SC’s Anniversary Mini Symposium 19 August 2023.

In his talk, Walter Denny will focus on carpets from the Ottoman Empire acquired by the American collector James Ballard. His collection, today divided between the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Saint Louis Art Museum, has influenced the way we look at Anatolian workshop-, village-, and nomadic carpets.

Zoom registration link: http://tinyurl.com/TMATurkishBallardFnC



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