Unravelling the Yarns, War Rugs and Soldiers

A new exhibition at The Military Museums in Calgary explores the development of war rugs in the context of Canadian soldiers’ experiences in Afghanistan. Unravelling the Yarns, War Rugs and Soldiers is on view in the Founders’ Gallery from September 11, 2010 through January 31, 2011. The exhibition features selections … read more

Central Asian Textiles at The Nickle Arts Museum

The Nickle Arts Museum is located in Calgary, Canada Central Asia is home to a number of Tribal groups with rich and varied textile traditions. Many of these speak to Tribal identity, nomadic lifestyle, or recent negotiations with urban life. From silk weaving, to wrapped reeds, fine embroidery and knotted … read more

Patterned Pleasure – Introducing the Jean and Marie Erikson Collection

The Nickle Arts Museum in Calgary, Canada will host an exhibition “Patterned Pleasure: Introducing the Jean and Marie Erikson Collection” from 21 September to 10 November 2007. Dr. Michele Hardy will be curator for this exhibition. Special events during the exhibition: Exhibition tour – Michele Hardy: Thursday 27 September 12:10-12:50 … read more

Caucasian Blue – exhibition at the Nickle Arts Museum

The Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Canada, has organized an exhibition on Caucasian rugs, that feature blue grounds. “The Caucasus is one of the most ethnically and linguistically complex geographic regions in the world”, says dr. Michele Hardy to Jozan Magazine. “Various groups of Shi’a and Sunni Muslims, Orthodox Christians, and … read more