Carpets from the Ottoman Empire acquired by Ballard

The Textile Museum Associates of Southern California has arranged a Zoom webinar “How We Look at Turkish Carpets: James F. Ballard and a New Way of Collecting” by Professor Walter B. Denny 27 January 2024. The webinar are for those who did not heard Walter B. Denny’s talk at TMA/SC’s … read more

TMA/SC’s Anniversary Mini – Symposium & Banquet Luncheon

“Ornamental Lotto” Carpet 17th century Turkey

TMA/SC’s Anniversary Mini – Symposium & Banquet Luncheon will take place 19 August 2023 at Spice Affair Indian Restaurant, 50 N. La Cienega Blvd. Ste. 120, Beverly Hills 90211. Program: Deadlines for registration are 7 August for early bird discount and final deadline 12 August 2023. The registration form can … read more

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

Carriage cushion 1780

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

From Myth to Art: Anatolian Kilims

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