Exhibitions

For Tent and Trade: Masterpieces of Turkmen Weaving | This exhibition shows selected works from the Museums’ extraordinary collection of Turkman carpets and related textiles, including many objects given by the primary donors who formed it (...) | de Young Museum — San Francisco|
December 15, 2007 - April 27, 2008

Architectural Textiles: Tent Bands of Central Asia | The trellis tent is a brilliant invention. It has made nomadic life possible across Central Asia for at least one and a half millennia. An important component of its construction is a woven tent band which girdles the lower part of the wooden roof struts. This critical engineering element provides the tension necessary to brace the roof dome against outward collapse under the load of heavy felts and the force of strong steppe winds. Beyond serving a utilitarian function, tent bands are often elaborately decorated. (read more... ) | THE TEXTILE MUSEUM, Washington | March 30 – August 19, 2007

Caucasion Blue: The Caucasus is one of the most ethnically and linguistically complex geographic regions in the world. Within this area, various groups of Shi’a and Sunni Muslims, Orthodox Christians, and Jews traditionally herded sheep and goats and wove beautiful flat and pile rugs for domestic and later, commercial, purposes. Historically, the area has been invaded time and time again with each set of invaders and conquerors leaving behind the imprint of their design sensibilities and tastes. (read more... ) | Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Canada | 9.3.-31.8.2007

IOCC | The XIst International Conference on Oriental Carpets | Overlooking the Bosporus, it is one of the most beautiful and well-managed hotels in Istanbul. The Dealer’s Fair, Academic Sessions and some Exhibitions will be held at the Hotel. - A feature of this conference will be a group of tours to well-known regions in Anatolia that will focus on weaving traditions and handicrafts. The tours will provide an insight into the village life and virtually extinct nomadic culture that created the weaving traditions of Anatolia | Istanbul | 19.-22.4.2007

Wandering Weavers | Nomadic Tradition of Asia - The Museum's collection includes an extraordinary variety of traditional textiles from Central Asia and Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey. Wandering Weavers creates a picture of traditional nomadic life, an existence that is gradually vanishing as a result of rapid social and economic changes. | Textile Museum of Canada | 31.5 bis 29.10.2006

Textile and Tribal Art | The Hali Flair 2006 The HALI Fair is for people whose minds and imaginations are enthralled with colour, design and texture, and with the artistic heritage of world cultures. The Fair celebrates its 9th anniversary in 2006. Recognised as the leading international event in the field, it brings together woven and ethnographic works of art from Asia, Africa, Oceania, Europe and the Americas under one roof. | National Hall London || 9.-18.6.2006

 

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