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Afghan War Rugs: 1979-2022
Dr. Luca Emilio Brancati’s presentation will focus on the development of Afghan war rugs from the Russian era until the present, showing their different designs and formats—a development that the late George O’Bannon called “one of the most interesting phenomena in rugdom.” In 1988, Brancati organized the first exhibition of Afghan war rugs. He has the only known collection consisting exclusively of war rugs dating from the Russian period.

Oct 8, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Luca Emilio Brancati
Luca Emilio Brancati, of Italy earned a Ph.D. in medieval art history. Professor Brancati specializes in representations of oriental carpets in Western art, and in the theory and practice of restoring knotted carpets, a subject he has addressed in publications and conference papers. He runs a company devoted to art conservation.