Exhibition Afghan War Rugs, Nickle Arts Museum

Afghan war rug

Made in Afghanistan: Rugs and Resistance, 1979-2005 The Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Curated by Robert Fyke and Michele Hardy February 25 – May 31, 2006 AK-47s, tanks, grenades, and helicopters are common motifs woven into what are known as Afghani War Rugs. Traditionally, the pile woven carpets made … read more

Introduction to the Oriental Carpet with Jon Thompson

Star Kazak

A week of study with Dr. Jon Thompson June 21-25, 2005  – The Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada This intensive week of study with Dr. Jon Thompson promises to introduce students to the large and complex field of Oriental carpets, says Dr. Michele Hardy, Curator of Decorative … read more