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13 November 2019The Identification of Oriental Rugs and Carpets
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The Identification of Oriental Rugs and Carpets Bob Gowland Wednesday 13 November 2019

 

From the highly desirable and collectable works of woven art to the beautifully patterned and coloured examples ornamenting our homes, oriental carpets have been enjoyed for thousands of years.  For the layman however they are difficult to identify.  This talk will explain how they are constructed (the definitive distinguishing feature), dating by specific dyes and show typical examples of local weaving from around the world. A number of rugs will be available to illustrate the talk.

 

Bob Gowland has spent his professional life as a Chartered Surveyor and Fine art Auctioneer.  He was a Director of Phillips, Son & Neal and Chairman of the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers.