The age old tradition of weaving Oriental rugs and textiles has spanned at least two millennia and hundreds of generations. Rug waving has had a deep and lasting impact in art and culture throughout the world. From lining floors of grand palaces in Europe and Vatican to everyday uses as prayer rugs, bags, and doorway coverings, these textiles have their own innate beauty and grandeur.
This exhibition features a magnificent selection of Oriental rugs and textiles from the holdings of Reza Amindavar, a Tucson resident who has collected unique pieces for more than thirty years from more than a dozen countries. Several works on display are close to 200-years-old. Various weaving styles, textures, designs, and techniques represent the utility, luxury, and splendor found in woven art.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website