Weaving and Wine
Thursday, March 15th
For our first Late Night of the spring season Contemporary Calgary invites you to learn about the history and production of the hand knotted rug, it’s interpretation by contemporary artists and create your own woven piece with traditional materials in the beautiful showroom of Indo Designer Rugs, a local business celebrating their 30th anniversary!
The Persian “weave” rug is both a work of art and an iconic symbol, whose intricate patterns are associated with luxury, tradition, and the Islamic influence around the world. The evening will begin with a short presentation about the history of Persian knotted rugs, an overview of the design and production process, and a brief discussion of it’s interpretation by contemporary artists. This will be followed by a short demonstration of traditional rug weaving on an antique traditional loom. Guests will then have the opportunity to create their own woven work on an individual tapestry loom using natural and traditional wools sourced from India and New Zealand. We hope you will be able to join us for this informative and creative evening!
Cash bar with complimentary UNA pizza.
Please note, because this is a free event and space is limited, all registrants will receive a reminder email the week of the event to confirm their attendance. If your schedule changes and you are no longer able to attend please email Charlotte firstname.lastname@example.org and she will ensure your spot is made available to those on our Eventbrite waitlist.