Persian Rugs: 2500 Years of Art, Culture and Craftsmanship
In this lecture, Dr. Khosrow Sobhe will talk about the history of Persian rugs and the oldest rugs in the world and the one which is in the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Arts (LACMA), inscribed in 1536, around 470 years ago. The current status of Persian carpets in the world and the two biggest carpets in the world which are bigger than a football stadium will be presented by tables and pictures. The new return to traditions by using hand-spun wool and vegetable dye will be discussed and several samples will be displayed.
This program will be accompanied by an exclusive video presentation of Persian rug weaving from sheering, spinning, and dyeing the wool with all the steps taken in making rugs. Exclusive photos of the weaving process and the weavers will be also presented. There will be live weaving and repair at this program.
Dr. Khosrow Sobhe is the founder and