The Textile Museum’s Rug & Textile Appreciation Mornings

Category: Lectures

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.

The next lecture 17 November 2012 at 10:30 am is held by restorer and oriental rug dealer Ali Aydin, who will discuss the appropriate measures to take in conserving, protecting, and repairing damaged rugs and textiles.

The audience to a former Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning (photographer R. John Howe)
The audience to a former Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning (photographer R. John Howe)

The December program also includes two Rug & Textile Appreciation Mornings.

On 1 December 2012 at 10:30 am collectors R. John Howe and Kirk Keshishian discuss the traditional practice of using old fragments in different contexts, often resulting in an entirely new use or purpose. They encourage the audience to bring their own examples.

The last lecture in 2012 will take place 8 December at 10.30 am where collector and dealer Saul Barodofsky will show and tell about fifty traditional Persian, Kurdish, Anatolian, and Baluch nomadic animal decorations.

Admission to Rug & Textile Appreciation Mornings  at The Textile Museum are free and reservations are not required.

An extensive photo-documentation of former Rug & Textile Appreciation Mornings can be found at Textiles and Text , a blog published and edited by R. John Howe.

Location and more information: The Textile Museum, 2320 S Street, NW, Washington, DC.

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