The London Antique Rug and Textile Art Fair 22-25 March 2012 includes a lecture program.
Brian MacDonald´s lecture will include a brief history of the Eastern carpet, how rugs are made, the materials used and comparisons of natural and chemical dyeing.
The audience will be introduced to nomadic tribes and their woven rugs, carpets and bags. The lecture will illustrate the free expression of the art of the weaver prior to the 20th century and the subsequent degeneretion of design under the demands of commercialism from the start of the 20th century.
Location and more information: LARTA 22-25 March 2012, The Showroom, 63 Penfold St, London NW8 8PQ