Gallery Talk: Traveling Threads—Textiles between Ottoman and Habsburg Courts

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Harvard Art Museums

A fragment of a velvet textile showing tulips, carnations, and leaves in a series of ogival lattices.

Learn how velvets and rugs from Ottoman workshops traveled to the Low Countries and how they were used and displayed in their new homes.

No application or registration needed.

Cost

This Event is free!

Please check in with museum staff at the Visitor Services desk in the Calderwood Courtyard to request to join the talk. Talks are limited to 18 people and are available on a first-come, first-served basis; no registration is required.

Location

  • In-person only.

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Neighborhood

Neighborhood 9

Dates and Times

.: Sunday, June 23, 12:30PM – 1PM.

Additional information

Textiles from the Islamic world were highly valued and sought after by European merchants, aristocrats, and royals. Join Khushi Choudhary, a graduate student at Harvard Divinity School, to explore Dutch and Flemish interpretations of Ottoman textiles in the 16th and 17th centuries.

This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Imagine Me and You: Dutch and Flemish Encounters with the Islamic World, 1450–1750 (May 18–August 18, 2024).

A fragment of a velvet textile showing tulips, carnations, and leaves in a series of ogival lattices.

.: Sunday, June 23, 12:30PM – 1PM.

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Last updated June 18, 2024.