Contact: Julie Witford
Email: juliewitford@cornucopia.net
Telephone: +44 (0)1450 379933

Treasures of the Black Tent

Tribal Rugs by Brian MacDonald

December 15, 2018
Saturday at 2pm
Free event – all welcome. Booking recommended on Eventbrite

The Cornucopia Room, 4 Towerdykeside, Hawick TD9 9EA


Brian MacDonald, collector and expert on Turkmen textiles will introduce us to the world of the nomadic peoples of Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey, the Caucasus and Central Asia.

He will also present the new edition of his book Tribal Rugs: Treasures of the Black Tent. Each chapter introduces a different group of tribes, illustrating the rugs, carpets, kilims and utilitarian bags attributed to their weavers. This book is both a celebration of the woven legacy left by the tribes and a tribute to the skill and artistry of the women who created these magnificent artworks. This new edition features a marvellous array of photography showcasing the finest work of each tribe, which will excite anyone with an eye for the tribal aesthetic.


Contact: Julie Witford
Email: juliewitford@cornucopia.net
Telephone: +44 (0)1450 379933
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