Workshop on Tuduc Rugs 11 February in San Francisco

Category: Lectures

San Francisco Bay Area Rug Society and Peter Pap Oriental Rugs has arranged a workshop on Tuduc Rugs. This workshop will take place Saturday 11 February 2012, 11.30 am  at 470 Jackson Street in San Francisco.

Stefano Ionescu will talk on Tuduc forgeries in European and American collections, presenting about 80 slides on significant facts about Tuduc and his rugs. Then, during the hands on session participants will discuss Tuducs and some questionable rugs which will be compared with authentic examples. Stefano Ionecu is an independent scholar and has been studying Transylvanian rugs for more than a decade.

Archive photo: Michele Hardy, Curator of Decorative Arts at The Nickle Arts Museum with participants at the Workshop on Tuduc Rugs in 2011.

“Interestingly, Tuduc rugs, rather than being dismissed as the work of a charlatan, have become collectible in their own right, and although not valued on the same scale as the prototypes, they have increasing value as objects of historical interest” says Stefano Ionescu to Jozan Magazine.

Surprising similarity of the Holbein-design rug (left) from the Nickle Arts Museum in Calgary, most probably a Tuduc, and the early 16th century Holbein from the Brukenthal Museum (right).

This workshop is arranged in connection with the Mini-Symposium Museum Fakes, Forgeries and the Quest for Authenticity at the De Young Museum 9 february 10.00 am to 12.30 pm. Speakers at this Mini-symposium include Christine Giuntini, Christina Hellmich, Stefano Ionescu, Carol Ivory, Juniator Tulius, and Robin Wright.

Archive photo: Collection curator Natalia Nekrassova, Roger Gardiner and Stefano Ionescu discussing with other participants a beautiful Holbein Tuduc during the Workshop at the Textile Museum of Canada in 2011.

Locations and more information:

Workshop on Tuduc Rugs 11 February 2012, Peter Pap Oriental Rugs, 470 Jackson Street, San Francisco. (Admission is limited to 25 participants therefore RSVP to Renee Rausin )

Mini-Symposium Museum Fakes, Forgeries and the Quest for Authenticity 9 February 2012, De Young Museum, Koret Auditorium, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco.

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