An Overview of Antique Rugs

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Nazmiyal Seminar

Nazmiyal Gallery
31 East 32nd St.
2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10016

6:00pm – 8:00pm

The Hajji Baba Club and The Nazmiyal Collection present:

“A Hands On Discussion of Fine Carpets Through the Ages – From the 16th Century to Current Market Trends”

We are thrilled to be holding a series of four carpet seminars which the Hajji Baba Club will be sponsoring with fellow Hajji Jason Nazmiyal. Each seminar will be held at the Nazmiyal Collection gallery on the Wednesday evening dates listed below, from 6-8 PM. Light refreshments will be served, and questions are encouraged. Hajjis may remember the Nazmiyal Gallery as the site of the Marshall and Marilyn Wolfe Anatolian Kilim Exhibition that was a part of the Hajji 75th anniversary events a few years ago. Nazmiyal has a comprehensive collection of rugs and textiles as well as a great website with helpful content and other information resources.

The Hajji Baba Club objective for the series is twofold: First, we want to offer a fun, educational seminar for Hajji members in an informal, pressure free setting that gives our members hands on exposure to pile carpets. Second we want to provide an opportunity for guests of members and other prospective Hajji members to be exposed to the art of carpets and textiles in a friendly, unintimidating environment.

We are asking Hajji members who participate in these seminars to consider making a contribution to the club, suggested to be $15 per session, or $50 for the series. Members can logon to pay online or make a reservation and pay by check. We hope that many of you (and your friends) are able to join us!

The four sessions will be held on:

Wednesday, October 23rd from 6-8 PM – An Overview of antique rugs and market trends, designs, structure, good vs superior, how to tell if restored.

Wednesday, November 13th from 6-8 PM – 19th c. Village and tribal Persian, Turkish, Caucasian and other rugs.

Wednesday, January 15th from 6-8 PM – 19th c. City Court and Workshop inspired, Persian, Indian as well as other regions.

Wednesday, February 19th from 6-8 PM – Early Rugs From Nazmiyal’s Private Collection, 16th century through Art Deco.