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The Textile Museum celebrates John Howe

On Saturday, 13 July 2019, The Textile Museum will be hosting a special Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning and lunch reception to celebrate John Howe and his blog documenting nearly ten years’ museum’s most popular program… read more

International Conference on Oriental Carpets 13

Washington, DC, in August, you say? Well, it all turned out very well. Planned and produced on a very short schedule, requiring Wendel Swan, who needed to be nearly omnipresent to put things together and bring it all off, the International Conference on Oriental Carpets was a real success. The hotel … read more

The Textile Museum’s Rug & Textile Appreciation Mornings

The Textile Museum’s highly popular Rug & Textile Appreciation Mornings are held twice per month on Saturdays. On Saturday 3 November 2012 at 10:30 am oriental rug dealer Mark Keshishian will display a variety of Caucasian, Persian, and Turkish rugs and invites the audience to share new acquisition or favorites in a discussion… read more

Silk Stocking Mats: Hooked Mats of the Grenfell Mission

by R. John Howe On March 6, 2010,  Paula Laverty gave a program at The Textile Museum, in Washington, D.C. on “Silk Stocking Mats: Hooked Mats of the Grenfell Mission.” Grenfell hooked rugs, as many of you will know, were  made in Newfoundland and Labrador in the early – mid 20th century, and … read more