October 2020

October 2020: Brian MacDonald - Adventures among the Nomadic tribes of Iran and Afghanistan:

Welcome to The Arts Society Sherborne
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 17:00

Searching for the woven Art of the Nomads.

The woven art of the Nomads as they moved over the lands they have travelled for generations.


Mr Brian MacDonald

Brian has been a dealer and consultant in antique oriental rugs and carpets since 1979 after his return from Iran. He is the author of Tribal Rugs - Treasures of the Black Tent which was originally published in October 1997; re-printed in April 2010 and a completely new up-dated edition in the summer of 2016. Brian is one of few western dealers to have lived and worked among tribal groups in remote areas of Iran and Afghanistan during the 1970s and then again, after the Iranian Revolution, in the 1990s. In 1990 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society for his work amongst the Persian tribes. He has lectured for The Arts Society since 1986.