Collectors' Corner - Oriental Tribal Rugs and Carpets

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Do you have an unusual collection? This summer at the De La Warr Pavilion we’d like to invite people to bring their weird and wonderful collections into the Gallery. Connecting to our summer exhibition by the artist Tomoko Takahashi, we’re having a Collectors’ Corner each Sunday at 2.30pm starting on 4 July, giving collectors the opportunity to share their interests with the public.

Whether its snow globes or kaleidoscopes, toy soldiers or thimbles, get in touch if you collect something you’d like to share.

Contact Polly Gifford on 01424 229133 or

Sunday 18 July
Geoff Dudman
Oriental Tribal Rugs and Carpets

Geoff Dudman specialises in tribal rugs produced during the late 19th and first half of the 20th centuries.

“Although there are a large number of tribes (or collection of social groups) spread across the middle east from Turkey in the west, through Iran to Turkmenistan and Afghanistan in the east I have concentrated on those produced by the Baluchi in north east Iran and the Turkoman of southern Turkmenistan. I especially like the formalised abstraction in their weavings and subtle colour combinations which local vegetable dyes give to earlier pieces. Many of the examples I will be bringing to the Pavilion will be bags, a useful reminder that these were nomadic tribes and all their possessions had to be 'bagged up' and loaded onto a camel or mule when the group moved to the next grazing area. I hope you can feel the thrill as I can from seeing such vibrant and exciting works of art produced mainly on very basic looms simply framed up on the ground at each grazing halt.”


Sun 18 Jul 2010
Tickets: Free entry

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