Exhibition from 16. Sept. to 18.
Woven and Knotted Textile Art from North East Persia
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As Sauer writes, "The surroundings
of Meshed resemble a museum in which all kinds of peoples and races who have
ever set foot in Iran or appeared on its threshold, are gathered at random."
Reza Vahidian and his father from Meshed, the centre of Khorasan, first
opened my eyes to the beauty and diversity of textile art from this region.
We came to know each other because Reza and his father were interested in
the carpets and kilims at my gallery, and we became best friends over the
In this exhibition, I am presenting over 30 exhibits from the 19th up
to the 20th century.
The pieces reveal many various tribal influences: Luri, Afshars, Shasavan
and, in particular, Kurds are most important in symbolism. Belouch and Turkmens
in Khorasan, however, have equally woven and knotted those exquisite large
and small sacks, salt-bags, stripe kilims, spoon-bags, rugs and flatweaves.
Detailed information on Kurdish textile art is available on the kilim
website of the exhibition 4/ 2000.