Category: PAST TOURS

Study Tour to Transylvania & Bukovina, 5-14 June, 2015

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By , July 3, 2015

The 2015 edition of the Study Tour to Transylvania & Bukovina was organised in cooperation with Carpet Collector magazine. This is a very special moment for the country since Klaus Johannis, formerly the major of Sibiu, has been elected President of Romania. We visited the most attractive places in and around Bucharest, in Transylvania and in Bukovina: art museums, fortified churches, painted monasteries, Royal palaces, medieval castles and pristine nature in the Carpathians. We also meet Lutheran pastors, Orthodox priests, art collectors, museum curators, scholars and restores. Guiding by top experts on Ottoman Classical Carpets (over 200 examples), Romanian folk kilims and textiles, post Byzantine embroideries.

*Professional photos by Eduard Baak, Brasov.

 

Private visit to the Black Church, Brasov

Private visit to the Black Church, Brasov*

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ALONG THE SILK ROAD: UZBEKISTAN, April 2012

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By , March 19, 2012

Along the Silk Road: join a new adventure starting on April 19 in Tashkent: this is the best time to visit Samarkand, Bukhara; the tour will cover the main Islamic treasures of Uzbekistan avoiding long bus journeys. International textile oriented group, great hospitality, fusion food, all meals included.

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TRIP TO ITALY: from Sartirana to Palermo, 13-24 Sept. 2011

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By , April 27, 2011

This was an  unusual tour which, based on personal experiences. We all met in Sartirana the day of the Preview of the Textile Show organised by Alberto Boralevi. Download the brochure of the tour: TRIP TO ITALY SEPTEMBER 2011

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WHITE NIGHTS IN ST PETERSBURG, June, 2011

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By , March 28, 2011

“Tim and I want to thank you so much for arranging yet another fabulous tour.  We can’t tell you how much we appreciated all of your hard work on our St. Petersburg excursion!

Thanks again. ”

Tim & Penny Hayes

Washington

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CLASSICAL SYRIA, from Damascus to Aleppo and Konya: April, 2010

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By , November 21, 2009

Greek, Roman, Byzantine, early Christian, Jewish, Armenian and Islamic vestiges in an Eastern Mediterranean country characterised by a variety of cultural influences.

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Transylvanian tours 2004 – Marilyn R. Wolf reports

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By , February 22, 2009

October 2004: rug-tour to Budapest. See report

Marilyn Wolf writes: Transyvaniacs met again in Budapest under the intrepid guidance of ‘Il Professore’, the ever-scholarly Alberto Boralevi, the indefatigable Stefano Ionescu, and aided by the wonderfully erudite Professor Ferenc Batári. Some 22 Italians and three Americans continued the on the trail of the “Hungarian” Transylvanians during 14 – 17 November 2004.

We were privileged to search the storage of the Applied Arts Museum, where we saw some beautifully conserved and maintained Transylvanians. We saw the breathtaking “Crevelli” on view at the Nagyteteny Castle and marvelled at the Transylvanians on public view at the Hungarian National Museum.

April 2004: rug-tour to Transylvania. See report

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