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In the New York City Area April 11- August 17th? Save the Date for "Woven Splendor": Exotic Rugs and Textiles from NY Collectors!

The New York Historical Society will be hosting an Exhibit this April featuring


"Woven Splendor From Timbuktu to Tibet: Exotic Rugs and Textiles From New York Collectors".

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of one of the World's oldest and most renown Oriental Rug Collecting Clubs, the Hajji Baba Club based in New York City.  The exhibit will be hosted by The New York Historical Society, and feature some 75+ items ranging from oriental rugs to textiles and even costumes.  Other than celebrating three quarters of a century in existence, the theme of the exhibit is to show the place of Oriental Rug's in New York City, as well as within the collections of both current and founding members of the Hajji Baba Club.  This exhibit is monumental as some items may also be brought in from both the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Textile Museum of Washington D.C.  

Perhaps most notable for the exhibit, Rug Scholar Dr. Jon Thompson will be presenting on rugs from the collections of members. 

Can't Make the Date?

    Exhibition Overview

Where is the Event?

The New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West

New York, NY 10024

phone 212.873.3400

Admission: US $185 single/ US $235 single + guest 

Catologue: $49.95



The exhibit runs through August 17th,

Seminar and reception will be held Friday April 11 to August 17, 2008 See below


Friday, April 11, 2008
New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West, NY, NY
Suggested Dress - Exotic/Festive


Saturday, April 12, 2008
9:30pm - 5:00pm

Jon Thompson, (Exhibition Curator, former May Beattie Fellow in Carpet Studies, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford),

Walter Denny (Professor  of Art History, University of Massachusetts)

Thomas Farnham (Editor, Oriental Carpet and Textile Studies; Executive Committee Member, ICOC),

Michael Franses (Co-founder, HALI; founder of Textile Art Gallery)

Louise Mackie (Curator of Textiles and Islamic Art, Cleveland Museum of Art; former Curator of Textiles and Islamic Art, Royal Ontario Museum; Director of The Textile Museum; founder of the Textile Society of America)

Daniel Walker (Director, Textile Museum; former Curator-In-Charge, Department of Islamic Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art).

Capacity is extremely limited, so reserve early!


April 13, 11:00am - 3:00pm
An exclusive brunch in the heart of the Rug District of
New York City, with a special one-day exhibition -
Old and Very Old kilims of Anatolia



The New-York Historical Society

The Hajji Baba Club


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