Thursday, October 19, 2023 7pm – 8pm
The Castle parlor has a “new” old rug! After several years of discussing, researching, and searching private and dealer offerings, a vintage handmade “Persian rug” was found and purchased to replace the heavily worn machine-made rug in the parlor. Join us as Castle Collections Manger Wes Clarke and rug expert John DeWert discuss the origins, design and manufacture of the replacement rug, as well as general features of the oriental rug market.
Castle Collections Manger Wes Clarke and rug expert John DeWert discuss the origins, design and manufacture of the replacement rug, as well as general features of the oriental rug market.
Reservations Required. Space is Limited.
John is a graduate of Kent State, and worked for eight years as an archaeologist before discovering his passion for buying, selling and trading hand made oriental carpets. He then spent twenty-five years in the textile art world both antique and new, operating retail outlets in North Carolina and helping develop in India a new line of hand knotted carpets in the Arts & Crafts style. He retired from the rug business in 2005 and now lives near Athens with his wife Molly and his German Shepherd “Zia”.
Speaker: Wes Clark
Wes is a Registered Professional Archaeologist with graduate training in archaeology, art history, and historiography. His field work and research has mostly been in the American Midwest, but also in Cambodia and Thailand. He has been excavating the Nathaniel Clark Pottery site on The Castle grounds for eleven years and is the museum’s Collections Manager. He lives in Marietta with spouse Hattie.
This program is donation based and is being offered as both a virtual and in-person option. Reservations are required for both options.
In-Person Attendance *Reservations Required*
Reservations are required for in-person attendance. Please click below to be taken through the registration process. Space is limited.
To register for the virtual option, click below. This will take you to Zoom registration where you will sign-up for this webinar. After completing registration, you should receive an email with information on how to log-in to the webinar.
If you have any questions please contact us at [email protected].
*This webinar may be recorded for future use*