ORIENTAL RUG AND TEXTILE SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN

The Oriental Rug & Textile Society of Great Britain was established in 1977 to encourage enthusiasm and interest in carpets and textiles of Asia and the Middle East. The Society is now concerned with carpets and textiles of the whole world. 

 

We aim to advance understanding of the processes of making carpets and textiles, and promote knowledge of the traditional centres of weaving through specialist talks and in the pages of our journal.

The Society organises visits to museums, auction houses and private collections. Curators have always been exceptionally generous with their time and expertise, showing us treasures not normally seen by the public. 

 

Our overseas visits have included trips to Albania, Turkey, Romania, Poland, Hungary, Germany, Morocco, France, Armenia, Egypt, India, Iran and, most recently, Kyrgyzstan.

Do join us!

OUR NEXT EVENT

Summer lunch party for members and their guests

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ORTS summer lunch party

 

The annual ORTS summer party will be held in Swerford, Oxfordshire, between 12 noon and 5 pm. Members are welcome to invite a guest; please check the June newsletter for details and how to let us know you would like to come. All members are welcome!

Please see the June members' newsletter to find out how to book your place.