US talk Tour November 2010: Ottoman rugs in Transylvania and folk kilims from Romania

By , September 27, 2010

On behalf of ACOR (American Conference on Oriental Rugs) Stefano Ionescu was invited for a 3 weeks speaking tour of the major Rug Societies in US: Philadelphia, Washington, New York, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles.

Motif from Oltenia, mid 19th cent


Fri 29 Oct             PHILADELPHIA – RUG & TEXTILE SOCIETY

Contact: Sami Rabinovici

Late Turkish rugs and their relation to the ‘Transylvanian’ group

Stefano Ionescu's talk at the Rug & Textile Society in Philadelphia

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Sat 30 Oct            WASHINGTON DC  – THE TEXTILE MUSEUM

Rare and unusual examples extant in Transylvania.

Stefano Ionescu answering questions during the talk at the Textile Museum in Washington

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Sun 31 Oct            WASHINGTON DC – INTL. HAJJI BABAS

Contact: Wendel Swan

Great Anatolian rugs sourced in Transylvania; the rugs from Bistritza

Wendel Sawan and Stefano Ionescu with the participants at the talk at the International Hajji Baba Society

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Mon 1 Nov         NEW YORK – HAJJI BABA CLUB

Contact: Tripp Miller

Late Turkish rugs and their relation to the ‘Transylvanian’ group

During Stefano Ionescu's talk at the Hajji Baba Club, New York

Tue 2 Nov               VISIT TO THE MET

Discussing Tuduc fakes with Florica Zaharia, Conservator in Charge, Textile Conservation Department, MET

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Fri 5 Nov          BOSTON – NEW ENGLAND RUG SOCIETY

Tuduc fakes in European and American collections

Marvin Amstey, a most distinguished guest, and Stefano Ionescu talking about Tuducs

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Sun 7 Nov            CHICAGO – R & T SOCIETY

Contact: Mary Solt

Folk kilims from Romania

Stefano Ionescu presenting the textile heritage in Romania

Visit at the Art Institute of Chicago: Edward Turner, Mary Solt, Grover Shilz, Daniel Walker and Stefano Ionescu

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Thur 11 Nov            DENVER – COLORADO TEXTILE GROUP

Contact: Richard Stewart

Transylvania and the Ottoman Rugs

Stefano Ionescu's talk at the Shaver-Ramsey Gallery in Denver, Co

Robert Mann, Paul Ramsey and Stefano Ionescu discussing a Tuduc rug

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Sat 13 Nov            SEATTLE TEXTILE & RUG SOCIETY

Contact: Fred Ingham

Transylvania and the Ottoman Rugs

Among some of the participants at the talk in Seattle

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Mon 15 Nov            SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA RUG SOCIETY

Contact: Peter Poullada,

Great Anatolian rugs sourced in Transylvania

Peter Papp, who hosted the talk, posing to Stefano Ionescu a good question about the 'Transylvanian' rugs

Visiting Jim Dixon's collection at Occidental, Northern California: much more than I was prepared to experience...

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Sat 20 Nov            LOS ANGELES – TMA/SC:

Contact: Cheri Hunter

Folk Kilims from Romania

Linda Mansouri, president of the Textile Museum Associates of Southern California greeting the participants at the talk

Stefano Ionescu's best friends in LA: Cheri Hunter and Dennis Marquand

Joyce Corbet, curtor of a wonderful exhibition at the Mingei Museum, San Diego: Folk Art Treasures of Romania

Val Arab and Joyce Corbett: passion for textiles!