Hajji Baba Club meeting hosted by the Textile Museum

by Valerie Justin. On June 5th the Hajji Baba Club of New York City, the oldest rug society in the United States, was hosted by the Textile Museum of Washington, D.C. at the home in Far Hills, New Jersey, of collector-members Claire and Roger Pratt. The very attractive installation of their collection of rugs and textiles included handsome ikat robes and suzanis emphasizing the theme of the Textile Museum s upcoming exhibit “Colors of the Oasis – Central Asian Ikats”. The exhibit, which will open on October 16th will coincide with the Museum s annual … Read more

The Textile Museum, Timbuktu to Tibet: Rugs and Textiles of the Hajji Babas

This fall The Textile Museum will take visitors on a journey through North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and beyond in Timbuktu to Tibet: Rugs and Textiles of the Hajji Babas, an exhibition examining the central role that rugs and textiles play in diverse cultures around the world. Through the display of 90 Oriental carpets and other woven objects, the exhibition showcases the dazzling beauty of the pieces and explores the context in which they were created and used within cultures on several continents. Timbuktu to Tibet is on view October 18, 2008 through … Read more

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