Oh how nice it would be to pack up and go to Stockholm, Copenhagen and St. Petersburg for 3 weeks in June.
Why would I want to do this beyond the just because reason?
There is an amazing Rug/Textile conference happening there. Tea and Carpets posted it this morning.
This sounds like it would be a-once-in-a-lifetime experience to see all the rugs and learning their history, walking through the buildings, castles, and museums. My heart wishes that is was easy to just drop everything and run away to Europe for the month of June. Unfortunately life, budget and responsibilities get in the way. This is the kind of event where I wish teleporters were available.
In the Tea and Carpets blog he mentions an Anatolia "Marby" Area Rug. On the website Museum With No Frontiers I found out what the Marby Rug is.
To read more about the Transylvania area rugs Tea and Carpets covered that topic too.
I am looking forward to reading Tea and Carpets blog post about the event.
Living in this part of the world we don't seem to have the same interest in area rugs as the Far East does, too bad. Area rugs are fascinating and to experience the antiques in these tours would be educational to everyone who gets to go.
Thanks for reading, RugloverMary