The Oriental Rug & Textile Society was established in 1977 to encourage enthusiasm and interest in carpets and textiles of the Orient. 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 Turkey, Romania, Poland, Hungary, Germany, Morocco, France, Armenia, Egypt, India, Iran and, most recently, Kyrgyzstan.


ORTS AGM and Show & Tell by committee members

21 APRIL 2021 at 6pm.  

AGM of the Oriental Rug and Textile Society. This will be followed by a Show and Tell, organised by committee members. Via Zoom.

Members will be sent an invitation to view via a Zoom link. 

Our EVENTS page has the full listings of our current programme as well as past activities. Join with an annual MEMBERSHIP to enjoy newsletters, lectures and upcoming trips...

>>> For the foreseeable future events will be online via Zoom. Details will be announced as they become available.


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