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Lectures on Persian kilims at Athr Gallery


Upcoming couple of lectures at Athr. If this one doesn’t call out to you, hang in there for the next round. One of those might just be your thing.

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Lectures

UNDISCOVERED MINIMALISM, THE KILIMS OF MAZANDARAN

BY MOHAMED MAKTABI

DURATION : APPROX 75 MINS

Mohamed Maktabi, general manager of Iwan Maktabi, carpet expert and collector, will focus on the aesthetics of the Mazandaran kilims and the journey of modern designs in Persian tribal kilims. From the appearance of one of these kilims in a European collection to the journey to the Mazandaran villages to their discovery in the dowry chests of the villagers. Finally, Maktabi ends his lecture with comparisons between some major contemporary western artists and the woven works of women in remote poverty stricken villages. A colorful and well researched slideshow will accompany the talk.
Wednesday, 14th November, 2012 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm

FANTASTIC SILK CARPETS FROM IRAN

BY MOHAMED MAKTABI

DURATION : APPROX 75 MINS

The talk will evoke the history and tradition of using silk in Persian carpets, and the famous silk carpets found in museums across the worlds (Polonaise carpets from 16th Century Isfahan, Heriz silk carpets from 19th century Qajar Persia)

A show and tell will give the participants the chance to get their hands on (literally) some of the finest silk carpets woven in 20th century Iran by famous artists and artisans such as : Rajabian, Khai Zadeh, Ashkeyoun, & Rahmani.

Knot density, composition, natural dyes are also topics to be covered in the talk.
Thursday, 15th November, 2012 11.00 am to 12.00 pm
Pre registration is required, as seats are limited. To inquire or book a seat, email us at info@athrart.com

Above text reproduced from Athr’s invite and copyrighted to them.

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