Fez & Kilims

Peter Bichler

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York NY 10003

Peter Bichler is President of the Austrian Society for Textile Art Research. He has executed various exhibitions, catalogues & lectures for The British Council, the Museum of Natural History in Vienna and ICOC. His lecture topic, Fez & Kilim will offer new insights into the commercial trade between the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empires, including the “kilim-mania” that was triggered by the 1873 Vienna World Fair, which was the driving force leading to the multitude of mid-nineteenth century Anatolian kilims in European collections.