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”.
The 2016 collateral show by David Sorgato will be focused on the Mbuti – Pygmy Barkcloth, in Uganda.
The Bark cloth making is an ancient craft which is part of the Unesco’s list of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Umanity since 2005.
Lara Simonof is an Ukraine artist living in Stockholm. During all her career she has been fascinated by the Oriental Art.
The Oriental theme is present in many of Lara’s images and paintings. The graceful lines in her pictures remind us of the twirling wine – like eternity symbols of Persian and Indian carpets and ceramics.
In recent years Suzanne Spahi has traveled extensively teaching her mosaic rug techniques and to her surprise people enjoy listening to her story of her journey into mosaics and how oriental rugs became her means of expression.