Friday, September 29, 2017

New York hosts Turkish carpetbag exhibition

NEW YORK---Some carpetbags, which date back to the 19th century and which were weaved by the nomadic Turkish tribes in Azerbaijan and Iran, will be exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The exhibition, which features 19 carpetbags that were weaved by nomadic women in the 19th century and that were used by mostly Turkish Tribes in Turkey, Iran and the South Caucasus, was opened for art lovers yesterday. The exhibition's works have been taken from the museum's William and Inger Ginsberg Collection with the support of Walter B. Denny, professor of Islamic Art at Massachusetts University in Amherst, and with the guidance of Turkish curator Deniz Beyaz─▒t, who works in the Islamic Arts department of this museum. [More]