A Nomad's Art: Kilims of Anatolia - Washington Textile Museum. Sept.1

A Nomad's Art: Kilims of Anatolia

Kilim (detail), Turkey, central Anatolia, late 18th century. The Textile Museum 2013.2.1.

The Megalli Collection.

September 1 through December 23, 2018

Woven by women to adorn tents and camel caravans, kilims are enduring records of life in Turkey’s nomadic communities, as well as stunning examples of abstract art. This exhibition marks the public debut of treasures from the museum’s Murad Megalli collection of Anatolian kilims dating from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Major support for this exhibition and its accompanying catalogue is provided by the Megalli Family Endowment, the Coby Foundation, Ltd., Jeremy and Hannelore Grantham, and the Markarian Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Bruce P. and Olive W. Baganz Fund for The Textile Museum Exhibitions and Publications, and Roger and Claire Pratt.

Upcoming Programs

September

05

Wednesday

Lecture: Turkish Legacy in Anatolian Kilims

6:30pm

September

08

Saturday

Curator Tour (Members): "A Nomad's Art: Kilims of Anatolia"

10:00am

September

08

Saturday

Curator Tour: "A Nomad's Art: Kilims of Anatolia"

11:00am

September

13

Thursday

Film: "Sevan the Craftsman: Breathing Istanbul's Magic into Jewels"

5:30pm

September

15

Saturday

Celebration of Textiles: Turkey

10:00am—5:00pm

September

20

Thursday

Workshop: Tiny Tapestries

12:00pm—2:00pm

September

20

Thursday

Film: "Daughters of Anatolia"

5:30pm

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''My kilims arrived yesterday ...and to say I love them would be an understatement !! I absolutely adore them both and am so thrilled.They are so much more stunning in the flesh and they look perfect in situ.

 I just think it’s incredible that I’m bringing kilim beauties home to Australia from your online shop

in Goreme that I visited 3 years ago!!

I love it!! Thank you.Thank you.For it all Ruth.Amazing!

              I look forward to the next round. ''  

                      

- Pen Thomson, Australia 

 

 

 

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