Textile study tour to Laos and Cambodia

The Textile Society of America has just announced a new textile study tour 24 May – 5 June 2014 entitled ‘Textiles of Laos and Cambodia: Traditions and Transitions’. This tour will involve ten days of exploring the textile traditions of Laos and Cambodia in cultural context. .. read more

Interior decorating with carpets at Dervis Hotel, Konya

Dervis Hotel in Konya is run by Muammer Ucar, a Turkish carpet dealer from the Ucar family, who is internationally well-known for their use of excellent natural dyes in their kilim production. And of course the use of carpets and kilims has been an important part of the hotel’s very tasteful and charming interior decoration… read more

Uyghur carpet dealer and tour guide

For a couple of years ago Jozan Magazine interviewed Elvis Ablimit Ghopor, a local Uyghur carpet dealer, about carpet trade in Kashgar, Xinjiang. As a jack-of-all-trades Elvis also helps organizing trips and tours in and around Kashgar… read more

Carpet study tour to Azerbaijan instead of Baku congress

The planned International Congress on Azerbaijani Carpets in June 2013 in Baku was cancelled two weeks ago by the Minister of Culture. By a very prompt initiative by Alberto Boralevi and Stefano Ionescu an alternative has now been arranged in form of a carpet study tour… read more