The Splendors of Woven Art: Oriental Rugs and Textiles from the Reza Amindavar Collection

Location

Tucson Museum of Art
140 North Main Avenue
85701 Tucson , AZ

Date: 

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 10:00am to Wed, 10/20/2021 - 7:31am

  

The Splendors of Woven Art: Oriental Rugs and Textiles from the Reza Amindavar Collection at the Tucson Museum of Art

The age old tradition of weaving Oriental rugs and textiles has spanned at least two millennia, hundreds of generations, and has created a deep and lasting impact in art and cultures throughout the world. From lining floors of grand palaces in Europe and the Vatican to everyday uses as prayer rugs, bags, and doorway covers, these textiles have their own innate impressive beauty and grandeur.

This exhibition features a magnificent selection of Oriental rugs and textiles from the collection of Reza Amindavar, a Tucson resident who has amassed unique pieces for thirty years from over a dozen countries, including Iran, Turkey, and Azerbaijan. Several works on display date to almost two centuries old, and indicate weaving styles, textures, designs, and techniques representing the utility, luxury, and splendor found in woven art.

For more information and tickets: https://www.tucsonmuseumofart.org/exhibitions/the-splendors-of-woven-art-oriental-rugs-and-textiles-from-the-reza-amindavar-collection/