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May 2018

Flowers, trees and poetic inscriptions. The art of carpet making in Safavid Iran – Roberta Marin

May 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Army & Navy Club, 36-39 Pall Mall
London, SW1Y 5JN United Kingdom
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Roberta will take us on a journey along the history of the most remarkable carpets ever made, the ones produced under the rule of the powerful Safavid Shahs. Through the analysis of the most iconic carpets, held in famous museums and collections in Europe and abroad, she will discuss their iconographies and patterns and she will illustrate materials and trends as well as patrons and places of manufacture. Roberta Marin completed her BA in Fine Arts in Italy and holds…

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June 2018

Thwarting Iranistan: Iran and the USSR in the 1970s and early 1980s: Savka Andic

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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September 2018

The tribal rugs of Iran: Brian MacDonald (provisional date)

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Brian W. MacDonald FRGS During the 1970s, whilst carrying out reconnaissance work for two university archaeological expeditions in southern Iran, Brian travelled extensively throughout that country as well as in Afghanistan and Turkey. In 1972, he lived and worked amongst two tribal groups in Iran – the Afshar of Kerman Province and the Qashqa’i of Fars - making him one of the very few world carpet dealers who have actually spent ‘time in the field’. From 1973 onwards, he worked…

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