Central Asian Carpet Traditions by Elena Tsareva

De Young Museum will present a lecture about Central asian carpets by Dr. Elena Tsareva during the SF Tribal Art and Textile Show.

The Sixth Annual Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Memorial Lecture: “Central Asian Carpet Traditions: Nomadic vs. Sedentary”, by Dr. Elena Tsareva will take place Saturday, 9 February at 1 p.m. at the de Young Museum, Koret Auditorium, San Francisco. Admission is free.

Detail of Turkmen carpet fragment (photographed from back), Middle Amu Darya region. Wool; knotted pile (asymmetrical knot, open to theright). FAMSF, Wiedersperg Collection.

Dr. Elena Tsareva is a world-acknowledged specialist in the field of archaeological and ethnographic textiles and an expert on carpet weaving of the peoples of Northern Eurasia. A graduate of the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Saint Petersburg (formerly Leningrad) State University, Dr. Tsareva is the head of textile research at the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), Saint Petersburg. Her most recent publication, Turkmen Carpets: Masterpieces of Steppe Art, from 16th to 19th Centuries, The Hoffmeister Collection, was a listed as one of the top books in its category in the New York Times Holiday Gift Guide 2011.

In 2012, Dr.Tsareva was honored by the Near Eastern Art Research Center with the Joseph V. McMullan Award for Stewardship and Scholarship in Islamic Rugs and Textiles.

This lecture is supported by the San Francisco Bay Area Rug Society.

Location and more information: De Young Museum,  Koret Auditorium, San Francisco.




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