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Visit to Professor Paul Benjamin’s home in Lewes to view his South Persian rugs and bags

17th JUNE 2020 at 11.30am *POSTPONED*

>> RESCHEDULED for JUNE 2021


Please use the application form link below if interested in attending this trip as places are limited

APPLICATION FORM HERE


Based on 2020 train timetable:

Trains from Victoria to Lewes

9.24 or 9.54 to arrive in Lewes by 10.56 at the latest

If travelling independently, please arrive by 11.15am as parking is limited


Railway station 10 minutes walk

Buffet luncheon served by host


Restricted to 12 persons

Group Leader: Clive Rogers


For more information, see article:

HALI issue 185, Autumn 2015, pages 44/45


HALI issue 204, Summer 2020, pages 64-73

‘The same but different?’

Paul Benjamin investigates the tribal relationships and design origins of the bags in the four main tribal groups that inhabit southern Persia. It is based on his own collection and includes 24 illustrations of his bags as figures. He will be showing selected examples of these bags on the ORTS visit to Lewes next year (2021) and thought it might be useful to mention this article to attract attendees but also because it should be of general interest to the members. Paul did not deal with this topic in his talk last year, so the bags will not have previously been seen by the members.  

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