Nazmiyal hosts the last of a four part educational seminar about antique rugs
Educational Seminar About Antique Rugs – Last night, Nazmiyal hosted the last in a four part educational seminar about antique carpets. The four lectures were sponsored by the Hajji Baba Club which is the oldest rug society in the USA and took place at the Nazmiyal antique rug gallery in Manhattan. These lectures took us on an enchanted journey through many different regions, time periods and encompassed a large variety of antique rug styles.
For those of you who might have missed it, this fourth installment was dedicated, in its entirety, to the personal collection of Jason Nazmiyal. Jason shared some of his most cherished pieces and took the time to explain why he loved them so much. One by one, rugs, textiles and embroideries were presented to the 30 plus people in attendance. The collection was comprised of everything imaginable. From early 16th century rugs, to rare antique textiles and even a great Tapestry by the great Bauhaus artist Kandinsky made a cameo appearance!
As the evening was winding down, I could not help but notice the somber feeling that seemed to be emanating from the crowed. So many of them came up to me before, during and after the lecture to express how grateful they were and how sad they felt that the series was coming to a close. I was amazed by the passion of the people who had attended the lectures. I could not help but feel proud of the work we have done, the people we met and the discussions we had.
Looking back, I can now say that there are a greater number of rug and textile enthusiast than I had thought. If the demand and interest keep escalating the way they have been, I am sure that we will have more lectures and antique rug seminars in the future.
We would all like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to those who came to participate. And a special thank you to Roger Pratt and the Hajji Baba Club for helping us put this all together.