ARTS Events

Exhibition, Lecture, and Closing Party

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Exhibition: Varamin, A Composite Tribal Weaving Tradition From A North Persian Caravan Town

The caravan town of Varamin, located southeast of Tehran, became a veritable gathering of tribes in the 19th century. Lurs, Kurds, Shahsevan groups and others all had a presence here and contributed to a amalgamated yet highly recognizable weaving tradition that melded elements from each. This exhibition will focus on knotted pile woven rugs and bags of the Varamin tradition with the inclusion of a few flatweaves as well. The core of the exhibit is drawn from the celebrated James Douglas collection.

The exhibition runs during ARTS and may be seen during show hours.

Curated by DeWitt Mallary

Co-sponsored by SFBARS (San Francisco Bay Area Rug Society)

Special Lecture: Kantha Clothes from India, hosted by John Gillow

Join us outside at our venue Saturday, October 22, 12:00 noon

Cambridge, UK based scholar and writer John Gillow will talk about this remarkable Indian textile tradition with examples from private collections available for hands on exploration.

John Gillow has written extensively on various textile traditions from across the world. A comprehensive list of his publications may be seen here.

Co-sponsored by SFBARS (San Francisco Bay Area Rug Society)

Grand Finale!

Join us Sunday, October 23, 5:00pm – 5:45pm for refreshments and shop for your last moment bargains as the dealers pack up at the end of the show.

Please be aware that we will be in full compliance with all local covid regulations concerning group gatherings. 

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