This interesting exhibition will run until 31 December 2008 in the Museum of Applied Arts. The exhibition is in memoriam of the Hungarian carpet researcher Ferenc Batari (1934-2005).
The exhibition includes Anatolian Lotto and Holbein carpets from the 16-17th centuries, Transylvanian carpets ( Usak), Ladik and Ghiordes prayer rugs, and a few elder 15th century Anatolian rugs.
The carpets on view are – though several hundreds years old – generally in very good conditions because they have been used as decorations and wall hangings and not laid on floors. As a part of the exhibition the carpets are supplemented by funerary portraits from the Hungarian National Museum and paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest.
Location and more information: Museum of Applied Arts, (Iparmûvészeti Múzeum) Üllői út 33-37, Budapest, Hungary