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.Saturday, April 29, 2017“1001 Embroidered Tales: Stories of Arab Embroidery” with Gillian Vogelsang- Eastwood, Director Textile Research Centre, Leiden, the Netherlands
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Saturday, April 1,2017 "Symbols of Power: Luxury Textiles from Islamic  Lands", 7th-21st Centuries"
with LouiseW.Mackie,
Curator (Retired) of Textiles and Islamic Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland,OH
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.Saturday, February 18, 2017"Arab  Abstraction, Kilim of the Arabs of Uzbekistan"
with Richard Isaacson PHD, Independent Researcher and Curator, Washington, DC
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.Saturday, January 28, 2017 " COLLECTING, EXHIBITING AND INTERPRETING TEXTILESIN THE FINE ART MUSEUM  "with AliceZrebiec Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art, Denver Art Museum ( retired) and  Curatutorial Consultant Santa Fe, New Mexico
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.Saturday, October 29, 2016Early Carpets and Tapestries on the Eastern Silk with Gloria Gonick,Art Historian and Research Associate, The Fowler Museum, UCLA and TMA/SC Member

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Art Historian and Research Associate, The Fowler Museum, UCLA and TMA/SC Member
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Saturday, September 17, 2016 ABazaar, Pot – Luck Picnic and Show & Tell in a Beautiful Rancho Palos Verdes Garden

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Saturday, August 6, 2016"Reigning Men: Fashon in Menswear, 1715-2015"
Sharon Takeda & Kate Spilker Curators, Derartment of Costume and textiles LACMA
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Saturday, July 23,2016
Fine Cotton Khadi & Hand Painted Chintz: Two Key Textile Traditions Alive in South India

with  
Karthika Audinet. Washington, DC .Saturday, May 21, 2016 "“Weavings of Nomads in Iran: Warp – Faced Bands & Related Textiles"  with Dr. Fred Mushkat Independent Researcher & Collector, St. Petersburg, Fl
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Saturday, April 23, 2016 "Art of the Austronesians:
The Legacy of Indo-Pacific Voyaging.A Fowler Museum at UCLA Symposium, co-sponsored By TMA/SC

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.Sunday, April3, 2016 A Two–Part Program on Tapistries
PART 1 GALLERY TOUR “Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV”
with Charissa Bremer-David Curator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts, the J. Paul Getty Center and Curator of the exhibition
PART 2  LECTURE: 
"Making Tapestries Now: Digital Jacquard and a Renewed Form" with John Nava, Tapestry Artis

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Sunday March  13, 2016"Lao-Tai Textiles and the Mythic Imagination"
 Ellison Banks Findly Distinguised Professor of Religion and Asian Studies Trinity College, Hartford, CT

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.Saturday, February 27, 2016 "Back to the Future: Reconstruction of Anatolian Carpets from Renaissance Paintings" with Ali Reza Tuna
Independent Researcher & Collector, Geneva

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Saturday, February 13, 2016
"TradionalTextiles of Pakistan" with John Gillow  Author, World Traveler, Collector World Traveler and Dealer, United Kingdom

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Saturday, January 9, 2016 TMA/SC 30th Anniversary Mini-Symposium and Luncheon with Walter Denny and Marjorie Ransom
 
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Saturday, October 24, 2015 "Treasured Textiles from the American Southwest" the Durango Collection® with Philip Garaway Dealer and Expert on Native American Art, Los Angeles

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.Saturday, September 19th, 2015 " TMA/SC Moth Market, Pot – Luck Picnic and Show and Tell !"
 

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Saturday, August 15, 2015  "African Textiles and Adornment: Selections from the Marcel and Zaira Mis Collection"at LACMA with Sharon Takeda and  Kaye Spilker,
Curators , Department of Costumes and Textiles, LACMA

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Saturday, August 1, 2015  "  Textiles for the Head: Utility, Identity, Authority / Part 2" with  Christine Brown

 Collector and World Traveler, Washington, DC

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•Saturday, May 2, 2015 " Fragments – A Stepchild in a Museum's Display" with  Anna Beselin, Senior Carpet and Textile Conservator, Museum of Islamic Art, Berlin

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Saturday, April 11, 2015"The Living Threads Project For Drafting Community Fashion in Oaxaca Mexico"
A sneak preview of an historic work in progress.
with Eric Mindling, Researcher, photographer, tour organizer and Owner of Traditions Mexico of Ashland Oregon


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•Saturday, March 14, 2015: "From Tradition to Modernity: the Art of the Anatolian Kilim" with Ali  Riza Tuna, Independent Researcher and Collector, Geneva Switzerland
 

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•Saturday, February 14, 2015:"
LAMPUNG IMAGERY: TEXTILE ICONOGRAPHY   OF SOUTH SUMATRA" with Thomas Murray, Independent Researcher and Private Dealer of Asian and Tribal Art, the San Francisco Bay area

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•Saturday, January 31, 2015: Flatweaves101 "From Alternating Soumak to Zili: The Basic Structures of Oriental Flatweaves" with Patrick Weiler, Collector & President, Seattle Textile and Rug Society, Seattle Washington
 
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Saturday, November 22, 2014“Spectacular Rubens:  The Triumph of the Eucharest Tapestries at The Getty Center Museum with Ann T.Wollen, Curator, and Acting Head of the Painting Department and Charissa Bremer-David, Curator, Sculpture and Decorative Arts Department
 
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•Saturday, October 25, 2014 "Textiles of Timor, Island in the Woven Sea"
exclusive TMA/SC gallery tour with Roy Hamilton, Senior Curator of Textiles, Fowler Museum UCLA
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September 6, 2014 "Felt Across Central Asia" with Dr. Stephanie Bunn, Researcher, Author and Senior Lectuter, University of St Andrews, Fife Scotland

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 "Risky Business: Surviving the War on Collecting"(With special attention to collecting textiles and Ethnographic art) with Kate Fitz Gibbon, Attorney, Board member of the non-profit Committee for Cultural Policy, and special expert in current legal patrimony issues of ethnographic art and textiles, Author, and Central Asian textile expert.

 

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•Saturday, August 9th, 2014 • "Kimono for the Modern Age, 1900-1960" with Sharon Takeda, Curator of Costumes and Textiles LACMA

Saturday, July 26th, 2014 "Textiles for the Head:  Utility, Identity, Authority" with Christine Brown, Researcher and Traveler, USAID Development Project Manager, Washington DC


•Saturday, May 17th, 2014
 "Unraveling Identity: Our Textiles, Our Stories" with Lee Talbot, Curator of Eastern Hemisphere collections, The textile Museum, Washington DC

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•Saturday, April 26th, 2014 The “Carpet Pages” in Islamic Manuscript Illumination: Are they related to historical carpet production? with Prof. Dr. Claus-Peter Haase, Director (emeritus)  of the Pergamon Museum of Islamic Art, State Museum of Berlin Hon, P:rofessor of Islamic Art and Archeology Freie Universitat Berlin 
 
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•Saturday, March 22, 2014 "Taiwan Aboriginal Textiles: A Collectors Detective Story" with  Martha  and Avrum Bluming, TMA/SC  Members and Collectors Calabasas, California

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•Saturday, February 1st, 2014 "Political Love-Hate as Exemplified by MeiFu Li Womens Head Cloths of Hainan, China" wth Lee Chinalai, Chinalai Tribal Antiques, Shorham, New York
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 •Saturday, January 18, 2014  "aNATOLIAN kILIMS AND tHEIR hISTORY " with
    Vedat Karadag  Istanbul,  Turkish and Central Asian Rug and Textile Expert, Istanbul, Turkey

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Saturday, November 23, 2013 "Māori Cloaks, Māori Voices"
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"The Peruvian Four-Selvaged Cloth:  Ancient Threads/New Directions" with Roy Hamilton, Senior Curator of textiles  UCLA Fowler Museum
 

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•Sunday, October 26, 2013 "The Dragon Chasing the Horse-or is it the Other Way Around? Saddle Rugs from China and Beyond"with Koos de Jong, the Netherlands

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•Sunday, September 29, 2013 "Land ofnthe Hornbill, Tiger, and Naga. The Art of Lampung, Indonesia"with Garrett Solyom, noted expert on Southeast Asian textiles

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Saturday, September 21, 2013 Moth Market and Picnic and Members show and tell

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•Saturday, July 6, 2013 " In the Artisans Mind: Concepts of Design in Traditional Rabari Embroidery" with Judy Frater, Co-Founder and Project Coordinator for the Kala Raksha Trust Bhuj, Kutch, India

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•Sunday, June 30, 2013 "Resplendent Dresses of Southeastern Europe: A History in Layers"with Dr. Elizabeth Wayland Barber, Professor Emerita of Archaeology and Linguistics,Occidental College and Research Associate,Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

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Saturday, May 11th, 2013 “Carpets, Textiles and Islamic Art : New Museum Practice in the 21st Century”
with
Walter B. Denny, Prof. of Art History, U. Mass, Amherst, Scholar, Author, Independent Curator, and Senior Consultant in the Department of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Saturday, April 27, 2013 Stop Worrying and Start Organizing: Planning the Future for Your Collection,”with Bobbie Sumberg,Curator of Textiles and Costumes, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe,” with Walter Denny, Amherst, MA
 
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•Saturday, April 13, 2013
"The Magic Power of Large Medallion Suzanis”  with Gisela Helmecke, curator of Textiles, Metalwork and Epigraphy Museum of Islamic Art (Pergamon) Berlin Germany
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Saturday, March 9, 2013 “From Royal Command to Reality: Creating The Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles” with Dale Carolyn Gluckman,  Independant curator and Consultant, and Former curator and department Head, Costumes and Textiles, Los Angeles County museum of Art

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•February 2 ,2013 "Textiles of the Islamic World" with John Gillow, Author, Lecturer , Traveler ,Collector and Dealer, UK

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January 19, 2013 "A Mixed Bag:Salt Bags fromCollector and dealer the Frances Plunkett Collection" with Frances Plunkett, Collector, Washing , DC
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November 10th, 2012 "South Persian Rugs & Trappings: "Highlights from Val Arbab’s Collection" with Val Arbab  Oriental  Carpet Appraiser, ASA,ISA-CAPP, & Collector La Jolla California
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October 27, 2012 "Turkmen Weavings:Some Thoughts on their Vocabulary of Ornament" with Dr Jon Thompson, Oriental Carpet Scholar, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (retired)
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Thursday, October 4, 2012 “Silk Fabrics of the Golden Horde:Historical, Cultural and Ideologoical Aspects" with Zvezdana Dode, , Senoir Researcher, Southern Scientiific Center of the Russian Academy of Science and Professor, Stavropol State University, Russia


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September 15, 2012 “Qara U'y: the Qaraqalpaq Yurt and its Decoration” with David and Sue Richardson,
Independent researchers, Nottingham UK

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August 19, 2012 “The Evolving Surface of 20th Century Kimono” at the Pacific Asia Museum of Art, Pasadena California
with Hollis Goodall , Guest Curator, " Kimono in the 20th Century" Curator of Japanese art , Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
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 August 11, 2012 "Five Centuries of Carpet Weaving in Kerman"
With Taher Sabahi
Author, Independent Researcher,Carpet Dealer and Editor, GHEREH Magazine Turin Italy
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•Saturday, July 21, 2012
"Weaving My Way Through Morocco"
With Lynn Dines,
marketing specialist Huntington Beach 
 
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Saturday, May 19th, 2012
"COCHINEAL RED: The Art and History of a Color with Elena Phipps, Phd Curator, Conservator, Author and Professor, New York City.
    
 
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April 7th, 2012
 A special Double Gallery Tour Event! At the Fowler Museum at UCLA

Order And Disorder: Alighiero Boetti By Afghan Women”: Second Skins: Painted Barkcloth from Papua New Guinea and Central Africa”
withRoy Hamilton, Principal Museum Scientist (Senior Curator for Asian and Pacific Collections), and Gemma Rodrigues, Curator of African Arts at the Fowler Museum at UCLA 

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"Antique Rugs of Kurdistan" with James D. Burns, Attorney, Author and Collector Seattle washington
 
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"Felts of Northern Eurasia" with Elena Tsareva,
St. Petersburg Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera)

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"Japanese Pictorial Ikats from the Krauss Collection" with Jeffrey Krauss, Textile
Collector, physicist and consultant, Potomac Maryland
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"Interweaving Traditions: Chinese Minority Costume and Jewelry" with Alex Stewart , Director, education and outreach, San Diego Chinese Historical Museum and doctorial candidate. A self – drive field trip to the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum.
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"From Srinagar to Paris and Paisley: the Kashmir Shawl in its Descendents" with
David Reisbord,
 Retired Physician, Textile Collector and TMA/SC Member
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"Looking Behind the Veil … Reading Between the Lines: Embroideries from the Mediterranean Sea" with Christian Urber,   Engineer, Textile Collector and Independent Researcher, Munich Germany
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"The Luri Tribes of Iran and Their Weavings" with Patrick Weiler, Private Collector and President, Seattle Textile and Rug Society
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Caucasian Rugs” with Alan Campbell of the San Diego Rug Society  
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"Fez & Kilim: A History of Trade Between the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires"
with Peter Bichler, independent Textile Scholar, Vienna Austria
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"Textiles as Treasures: Cultures of Consumption in Central Asia and Beyond " A Textile Museum Associates of Southern California, Inc, and UCLA Asia Institute / Program on Central Asia, a conference consisting of six lectures by nationally and internationally renowned scholars and experts, a special Show & Tell of fine Central Asian rugs and textiles from selected collections of TMA/SC members, and a wine and cheese reception.
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TMA/SC 25th Anniversary Symposium & Luncheon with Paul Hepworth and Kate Fitz Gibbon and Special Guests of Honor Maryclaire Ramsey, Director and Bruce P. Baganz, president Board of Trustees,  The Textile Museum
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"The Textile in Fashion”, with Sharon S. Takeda and Kaye D. Spilker, Curators in the Department of  Costumes and Textiles Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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"Scoartzes: Romanian Folk Kilims" with Stefano Ionescu, Rome, Italy independent carpet scholar and engineer.
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Moth market, Pot Luck and Member Show and Tell
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"Collecting the Uncollectible: Kurdish Flatweaves of Afreen, Syria" with Yaser Al Srghrji, owner, Yana Kilims Damascus, Syria
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"Nini Towok’s Spinning Wheel: Cloth and the Cycle of Life in Kerek, Java” and “Fowler in Focus: Courtly and Urban Batik from Java” with Roy Hamilton, The Fowler Museum UCLA
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"Weaving, Cooking, Smiling: The History and Development of Weaving in Lao Culture" with Kongthong Nanthavongdouangsy ,Master Weaver and Gallery Owner, Vientiane, Laos
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" Lebab, Weavings of the Turkmen of the Middle Amu Daryat Yurt.
Archetypical Weavings, Tribal Ethno-history and Images from the 19th Century"
 with Peter Poullada, Independent Scholar, San Francisco
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•“African Textiles: Color and Creativity Across a Continent”
with John Gillow, African and South Asian textile expert, Author and dealer, United Kingdom.
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"
Ottoman Imperial Tents"with professor Nurhan Atasoy, Research Associate, Turkish Cultural foundation
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"Pile Weavings of the Kyrgyz" with Dennis Marquand
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"The Kazakhs and Their Traditional Textiles, Ornaments and Worldview"
with Dr. Alma Kunanbaeva, Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University
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"Batak Textiles of Sumatra, Indonesia: Reviewing the Repertory"
with Dr. Sandra Neissen, The Netherlands
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•"Fabric of Radiance and Splendor: Many Yarns of Central Asian Ikat"
with Sumru Krody, Curator of Eastern Hemispheric Textiles, The Textile Museum, Washington DC
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•"Endangered Ethnic and Tribal Textile Craft Skills in India”
with Bina Rao, Creative Bee Design Studio, Hyderabad, India
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"Five centuries of Indonesian textiles: Selections from the Mary Hunt Kahlenberg Collection"
with Sandra Sardjono, Assistant Curator of Costume and Textiles, LACMA
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"Ottoman Rugs in Transylvanian Churches"
with Alberto Boralevi, Antique Carpet Dealer and Carpet Scholar, Florence, Italy
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"Singing the Rug: Patterned Textiles and the Origins of Indo-European Metrical Poetry"
with Professor Anthony Tuck, Classics Department University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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"Turkic Influences on Mamluk Carpets and Octagonal Medallions"
with Dr. Sumiyo Okumura, Istanbul
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Small South Persian Tribal Weavings”
with Ann Nicholas and Richard Blumenthal,  Boston
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"Li Textiles of Hainan:
Seeking the Source of Austronesian Iconography"
with Thomas Murray of Asiatica Ethnographica, San Francisco

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A Day of Japanese Textiles in San Diego: A field trip from Los Angeles to San Diego including exhibitions of 
"Kimono as Art: the Landscapes of Itchiku Kubota "at the San Diego Museum of Art and the Timken Museum of Art.  Also including "Shibui-the Subtle Beauty of Japanese Art" at the Mingei International Museum. Including lectures by Dale Carolyn Gluckman  on "Kimonos as Art:  The Landscapes of Kubota," Hollis Goodall on "Kimono as Landscape/Landscape as Kimono " and Terry Satsuki Milhaupt on "Idealizing a Textile Tradition: Itchiku Kubota's Kimono Designs"

• “
Nomads
in Anatolia: Their Life and Their Textiles--Encounters with a Vanishing Culture”. With Dr. Harold Bohmer, Istanbul
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"The Shining Cloth:  Materials and Meanings"
with Victoria Z. Rivers, Professor of Design, University of California, Davis 
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"Colonial Andean Tapestries: Tradition and Transformation in the Inca Heartland" with Elena Phipps
Senior Conservator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Embroidered Textiles of the Sindh Desert (South Pakistan)”  with John Gillow, UK

• “Architectural Textiles: Tent Bands of Central Asia”  with Richard Isaacson, Washington, D.C.

• “Armenian Rugs, Kazak Rugs, Bordjalu Rugs: Who Wove Them?”
 with Barry O’Connell, Williamsport, PA

• “
Yarns from the Aegean Islands: Embroidery from the Greek Islands and Epirus Region”  with Sumru Krody, The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C.

• “Green Rugs: The New Environmentally-Friendly Rugs of the Qashq’ai”
with Khosrow Sobhe, TMA/SC

• “
Ottoman Influences on Islamic Batik from Indonesia”  with Thomas Murray, Asiatica-Ethnographica

• “Oriental Rug Fakes, Frauds and Forgeries” 
with
Dr.Ahmet Birbilir,
Ankara

• “
Drugs, Thugs and Rugs”
 with Louise Shelley, Washington, D.C.

• “
The Perfect Red: The Story of Cochineal”  
with Amy Greenfield, Boston

• “
Textile Adventures in South India”
with Cheri Hunter, TMA/SC

• “
The Splendor of Burmese Textiles”  with Sylvia Lu, Bethesda

• “
Kurdish Weavings”
with Michael Wendorf, Ann Arbor

• “
Appraising Your Textiles and Rugs”
With Val Arbab, TMA/SC

• “
The Chintamani Motif in Ottoman Textiles and Carpets”  
with Sumiyo Okumura, Istanbul

• “Trappings of the Middle Amu-Darya/Ersari-Beshir”
 
with Erik Risman, Indianapolis

• “
Mantles of Merit: Chin Tribal Textiles from Mandalay to Chittagong”
with David and Barbara Fraser, Philadelphia

• “A Noah’s Ark: Birds and Animals in Textiles and Rugs”  with Ed Gomperts and Tom Rutherford, TMA/SC

• “
Great Textiles and Carpets in the Textile Museum”  
with Daniel Walker, Director, Textile Museum, Washington, D.C.

  
 





 

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