Welcome to From Ashgabat to Istanbul: Oriental Rugs from Private Collectors

Curated by Natalia Nekrassova

Arabesque rug, 17th century. Red and blue with ornate yellow floral designs.

Arabesque rug, 17th century. Gift of Mrs. Herta Vodstrcil in memory of Andrew Vodstrcil

This resource grants access to exclusive photo galleries and interviews with members of Canada’s rug collecting community, to enrich your experience of Ashgabat to Istanbul: Oriental Rugs from Canadian Collections on view at the Textile Museum of Canada until April 19, 2015.

Financial support generously provided by the Museums Assistance Program (MAP) of the Department of Canadian Heritage.