Thoughts about Turkmen Weavings by Dr. Jon Thompson

Dr. Jon Thompson will hold a lecture “Turkmen Weavings: Some Thoughts on their Vocabulary of Ornament” 27 October 2012 at 10.00 am for the Textile Museum Associates of Southern California. This lecture will take place at Rug Ideas Oriental Rug Gallery in Los Angeles.

According to the information from TMA/SC’s Cheri Hunter this presentation will examine several Turkmen motifs in detail. It will discuss their various sources, the transformations they have undergone, and in some cases their remarkable antiquity. It will also emphasize some of the pitfalls in this kind of art historical enquiry.

“Turkmen rugs are hot stuff in the collectors world today. Dr. Jon Thompson who is a world caliber rug scholar and researcher is coming to Los Angeles from London to deliver a talk in our rug gallery” said Khosrow Sobhe, President at Rug Ideas.

Registration is neccessary both for TMA/SC members and guests.

More information: Textile Museum Associates of Southern California

Location: Rug Ideas Oriental Rug Gallery, 1655 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035




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