Virtual lecture on Swedish textiles from 1680-1850 by Gunnar Nilsson

Gunnar Nilsson, a Swedish collector and independent scholar, will hold a virtual lecture on 17-19th centuries Swedish textiles Saturday 11 February at 1:00 pm (Eastern Time US and Canada). The program is hosted by New England Rug Society with co-hosts GW University/Textile Museum and Textile Museum Associates of Southern California. … read more

Virtual lecture on Anatolian Kilims by Ali Riza Tuna

The virtual lecture “Myth to Art: New Perspectives on Anatolian Kilims” by Ali Riza Tuna Saturday 14 January 2023, 10 am PT is organized by the Textile Museum Associates of Southern California and New England Rug Society. What makes a “kilim design” immediately recognizable among other designs?  Which characteristics define … read more

The Intrigue of Baluch Rugs by DeWitt Mallary

The virtual lecture “The Intrigue of Baluch Rugs” by DeWitt Mallary 10 December 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM is co-sponsored by the New England Rug Society and Textile Museum Associates of Southern California. Rugs labelled “Baluch” includes pieces from a number of tribal weaving groups in northeast Iran and northwest Afghanistan. To sort them out is one of the intrigues of Baluch rugs… read more