December 8: The Art & Meaning of Oriental Rugs

collection of five oriental rugs partly on top of each other

A traditional rug can add an elegant finishing touch to any room. It can be a focus, or bring a room together. The designs of oriental rugs diverge depending on the specific region of Asia from where they originated. But as a group, the carpets from the Orient represent over two thousand years of artistic evolution. They can contain motifs dating as far back as 500 BC.

From Persian and European influences to French Aubusson designs, there are plenty of rugs in a variety of styles, sizes and colors. Learn about the ancient and the modern, the traditional and the contemporary – the special appeal of rugs – in this engaging lecture with Julien Taibi of Brookline Oriental Rug Company.

Julien’s expertise is in all facets of the rug business including sales, cleaning, restoration, appraisals, padding and other services. The vast collection at their Hammond Street location includes rugs from Armenia, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Pakistan, Romania, Turkey and more. Julien also specializes in rare and collectible antique rugs and textiles. Whether you are a novice or experienced in Oriental rugs, you’ll learn something new during this informative session.

Note: This is an in-person lecture at Brookline High School from 7:00-8:30pm.

Register Now!