This years Sartirana Textile Show, organized with great skill by Alberto Boralevi and La Pila Events Exhibit and Party, ended Sunday 22 September and the high quality of exhibited antique rugs and textiles from the 26 attending dealers will be remembered. And the venue, ‘La Pila’ in Sartirana, a rice mill from the 17th century, created a picturesque frame around the show. The weather during the four fair days was fine too. So visiting Italy and Sartirana Textile Show was a good experience for the visitors.
The socalled ‘Tea Time Textile Talks’ included three interesting lectures. A lecture Friday 20 September on Uzbek embroidery by Dr. Elmira Gyul with the same title as her coming book ‘Gardens of Heaven and Gardens of Earth. Embroidery of Uzbekistan: the hidden Meaning of Sacred Texts’. Also on Friday a speak by Drs. Koos de Jong about Tibetan Horse Tacks based on the research behind his new book ‘Dragon & Horse. Saddle Rugs and Other Horse Tack from China and Beyond’.
Edoardo Marino spoke Saturday about ‘Calpesta La Guerra’ (Trample on War) – a campaign by CooperAction Onlus with the aim to support peace, education and work for a more sustainable development in Afghanistan. This campaign included an special exhibition of Afghan War Rugs – 85% wool, 15% cotton and 100% war.