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“Women’s Visions: A Nomad Legacy in Islamic Art” by John Wertime
June 25, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
John Wertime is a contributing editor to Hali: Antique Carpet, Textile and Islamic Art and a recipient of the Joseph V. McMullan Award for Scholarship and Stewardship in Islamic Textiles. He has written numerous articles and reviews, two books, several catalogues, and has curated a number of exhibitions, the most recent of which is “Silk & Leather: Splendid Attire of Nineteenth-Century Central Asia” (The Textile Museum, Washington, DC). He holds a BA from Haverford College and an MA from Princeton University, where he read Persian and Persian history. During a nine-year sojourn in Iran, he taught, did historical research, traveled in the Near East, and collected nomad textiles and Persian metalwork, about which he has also written. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife, Suzan.
Programming for the month of June relates to the exhibition, “Between the Black and Caspian Seas: Antique Rugs from the Caucasus, Selections from the Collection of Larry Gerber.” Admission is free. Space is limited, advanced ticket registration is encouraged. Register for your tickets below.