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Safavid Carpet Lecture at Rug Idea in Los Angeles

As a follow up on our post in mid October 2009, both the Ardabil and the Coronation carpets will be on display at LACMA through January 18, 2010. If you are in the Los Angeles area Saturday 12/05/2009 at 2:00 pm, leading rug Scholar Dr. Jon Thompson will be discussing these two very important carpets at LACMA. 

Dr. Thompson will also speak about Safavid Carpets at Dr. Sobhe's Los Angeles Rug Gallery on Sunday 12/06/2009 @ 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  This is a free program being sponsored by the rug idea Gallery.  Seating is limited! 

For more information and reservations, please call 310-860-0460.  



Safavid Carpets:

An Analysis of Themes, Styles and Patterns

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe invites you to a lecture by:

Dr. Jon Thompson 

Visiting leading rug scholar from London

Dr. Thompson has recently retired as May Beattie Fellow in Carpet Studies at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology and the Khalili Research Center, at the University of Oxford. He continues to teach courses at the School of oriental and African Studies, London, and at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Dr. Thompson is in Los Angeles to deliver a lecture on the ardabil carpet on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 2:00 pm at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA.

  Sunday, December 6, 2009 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at 

1655 South La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035  
(Half a mile south of Pico Blvd. at Airdrome Street. Free parking available)  
This is a free program sponsored by




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