Speaker – Brian MacDonald FRGS
In the nineteenth century the nomadic tribes of Iran and Afghanistan produced wonderful woven art on basic ground looms. Tonight’s speaker Brian MacDonald talks about his travels, both during the 1970s and more recently, searching for this rare art form in different tribal territories. The lecture looks at the way of life of the nomads as they moved over the lands they travelled for generations and illustrates their exquisite rugs and utilitarian weavings which have become harder to find and have now virtually disappeared amongst the tribes themselves.
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