Exhibitions, Events and Activities
Imperial Threads: Motifs and artisans from Turkey, Iran and India
15 March to 4 November 2017
Carpet Code (working title)
16 March 6:00pm - 7:00pm
MIA is delighted to welcome Faig Ahmed, a contemporary artist specialising in the Art and designs of traditional Islamic weaving. Faig will explain how traditional carpet motifs have influenced his contemporary work and how he creates his modern masterpieces. This is a rare and fascinating glimpse in to the ongoing appeal of Islamic Art and the production of carpets.
Inspired by Imperial Threads
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday
19 March - 9 November 2017 8:30am - 10:30am (1 1/2 hour session)
Introduction to Carpet Weaving
19 - 23 March 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A practical course to learn the principles of traditional carpet design as well as essential weaving techniques with Shorsh Saleh, lecturer at the Princes School of Traditional Arts in the UK.