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Friday 26 March 2021 – Treasures of the Black Tent – Antique Tribal Rugs and Dowry Weavings of the Persian and Central Asian Nomads

Lecturer: Brian MacDonald

The lecture begins in Outer Mongolia in 5th Century BC and follows the 11th Century AD migrations from Turkmenistan into the Caucasus, Persia and Afghanistan. The lecture will introduce the nomadic tribes of these countries and their woven rugs, carpets and dowry bags, which illustrate the skill of the women who produced exquisite works of woven art whilst living and travelling in primitive conditions and hostile landscapes.