From Ashgabat to Istanbul: Oriental Rugs from Canadian Collections / D'Achgabat à Istanbul: Les tapis d'Orient des collections canadiennes

Natalia Nekrassova, Neil Brochu, Sarah Fee, Michael Gervers, Max Allen and Michele Hardy

The history of Canadian collecting practices and cultural context of the Oriental rug production is highlighted with a beautifully illustrated display of over 70 distinctive rugs, horse and camel decorations, and tent bands and bags from Central and West Asia – regions well known for the richness of their rug weaving traditions developed by diverse cultures and peoples. The accompanying essays trace Canadian social history as reflected in rug collecting practices and incorporates interviews with collectors, dealers, curators and business owners. The many items presented are drawn from 30 private collections and public institutions.

Textile Museum of Canada (2014); 168 pp; 88 colour images; 8.6" x 8.6" in softcover; In English and French

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