ICOC lectures: Persia

ICOC’s “Persia” sessions took place in the afternoon 18 June. Raoul Tschebull and Wendel Swan where moderators. The lecturers included Jessica Hallett, Hadi Maktabi, Peter Willborg and Afsaneh Ghani.




Textiles and Costumes in Early Central Asian Photography

The Fourth Annual Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Memorial Lecture “Textiles and Costumes in Early Central Asian Photography” with Andrew Hale will take place Friday 11 February 2011 7pm at de Young Museum in San Francisco. Anahita Gallery’s Central Asia Photo Archive is the largest private archive in the United States of vintage nineteenth-century and early-twentieth-century photography from Central Asia. Archive collections include photographs from Central Asia by Divanov, Dudin, Hordet, Pankratiev, and many others. In this lecture, gallery owner Andrew Hale will draw from this incredible resource for a discussion about how early photography documents … Read more




Sartirana Tea-Time-Talks

Sartirana Textile Show 22-26 September 2010 includes the popular Tea-Time-Talks. This year the speakers will be: Wednesday 22 September at 5:00 PM – Anette Granlund will talk on Swedish and Scandinavian Textiles Thursday 23 September at 5:00 PM – Igor Ilkka Honkanen will introduce his Rya Exhibition Friday 24 September at 5:00 PM –  Dennis Dodds will talk about Yastiks Saturday 25 September at 5:00 PM – Alberto Boralevi will talk about Sofrehs and will present his new book entitled Sofreh: pane amore e fantasia dalla Persia tribale ( Bread, Love and Dreams from Tribal Persia). “We are now 51 exhibitors and the latest arrived … Read more




ARTS opening lecture and reception

The Antique Rug & Textile Show in San Francisco 12-17 October 2010 includes an opening lecture and reception 13 October 7:30 pm at Shaver-Ramsey’s Krimsa Gallery, 2190 Union St. The gallery is located a few minutes walk from Motel Capri where the Antique Rug & Textile Show takes place. In the opening lecture Dr. Felix Elwert,  Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will hold a speach Ladakh: Textile Traditions West of Tibet. Ladakh, in the Indian Himalayas, is home to a Buddhist culture fast crumbling in Tibet and is often studied as a window into the Tibetan past.  This … 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 are considered by hooked rug collectors to be extremely desirable, as in …bring your money… if you want one now. Paula is the foremost authority on Grenfells, having studied them assiduously for over 20 years.  She has traveled to the areas where they were made, … Read more




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