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The 14th International Conference on Oriental Carpets. June 7- 10, 2018.USA

14th ICOC Washington DC June 7 - 10, 2018

The 14th International Conference on Oriental Carpets (ICOC) will be held in Washington DC from June 7 -10, 2018 in collaboration with the Textile Museum and the George Washington University Museum.

For detailed information and to register, please click HERE.

The exhibitions will include ikats from the Guido Goldman collection at both the Textile Museum and the Smithsonian Institution’s Sackler Museum, other Central Asian carpets and textiles, costumes of Chinese minorities and diverse rugs and textiles from other weaving cultures.www.

Events begin on Thursday 7 June with tours of exhibitions and local textile storage and conservation facilities, followed by an evening reception at the Dealers’ Fair.

Academic sessions on Friday and Saturday will include sessions on Central Asian rugs and textiles as well as modern trends in carpet and textile scholarship, new attributions, carpet discoveries and recoveries and carpet and textile collecting and museums.

There will be a show and tell session of collectors’ pieces on Sunday, followed by a post-conference tour. The International Dealers’ Fair will remain open from Thursday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. Favorable rates have been arranged for registrants at the prestigious Hamilton Hotel in Washington.

ICOC plans to open registration during February. Updated and further information will be found on this site ( and on our Facebook page and at

Books from ICOC

Beautifully illustrated Exhibition catalogues and the indispensable reference series: Oriental Carpet and Textile Studies.

Click HERE to read descriptions of some of the ICOC books.

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