The London Antique Rug and Textile Art Fair 22-25 March 2012 includes a lecture program.
One of the speakers, Brian MacDonald, will hold a lecture “Persian Tribal Rugs” based on his book “Tribal Rugs: Treasures of the Black Tent“. This lecture will take place Friday 22 March 7:45pm.
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