TURKMEN ARE BACK

Top examples of Turkmen weavings from Italian collections

After eight years, Turkmen are Back in Sartirana Textile Show with a major exhibition of top pieces (mostly main carpets) all from Italian collections. Stars of the show will be some of the pieces illustrated and described in the recently published book by Jürg Rageth: “ Turkmen Carpets. A New Perspective”.

On September 10th an exhibition of various carpets from that book will be opened at Rippon Boswell in Wiesbaden together with a Brief Symposium. The Sartirana Exhibition will be opened instead on September 14th giving visitors and Turkomaniacs coming from overseas the unique opportunity of attending both events and viewing two important shows in the same week. One of the Tea-Time-Textile-Talks, the traditional Sartirana’s Short Lectures will be in fact devoted to a presentation of the book and the accompanying exhibition.

The Exhibition will present only examples from the Italian Collections including the extraordinary 17th Century Yomut Main Carpet belonging to Edoardo Concaro and published as no. 101 (p.216/17) in Raget’s book. Other exhibits include a late 18th c. Salor Torba or hanging with Kejebe/darvaza design (no.5, p. 24) now with David Sorgato and few others. Besides them some important and still unpublished examples will be shown, including an unusual and rare “C Gül” Yomut, an Arabachi Ensi and many others.
The exhibition will be held in the renewed spaces of the ground floor of “La Pila”, the seventeenth-century rice mill, where the Sartirana Textile Show is traditionally organized.

Here a presentation of  the Exhibition in Sartirana