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!
Events are normally held at:
The University Women's Club
2 Audley Square
South Audley Street
Society talks are normally held at the University Women's Club
in South Audley Square just behind the Dorchester Hotel. Talks start at 7pm.
Both Green Park and Hyde Park Corner tube stations are a short walk away. Free street parking
after 6.30pm (Tilney St, Stanhope Gate, Hill St, Waverton St, Curzon St, Chesterfield Gardens)
Guests are welcome to attend for £7 a single lecture. Students £5.
Membership of one year for all events from £30.