Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Dragons, Pomegranates and Pears:Eight of the Burrell Collection’s iconic oriental carpets.

We were privileged to hear Dr Noorah Al Gailani, Curator of Islamic Art, talk about these carpets. Carpets in the collection come from such diverse countries as China, Anatolia, India, Turkestan and Afghanistan. The lecture was illustrated with many colourful images and then we were able to see some precious fragments of carpet from the stores. To add to our tour, we were shown some of the prayer rugs currently on display at the Burrell.