Event: Ian and Jenifer Rutherford Talk about Palestinian Textiles and Costume for ORTS

ORTS - Palestinian Textiles and Costume

Event date: Wednesday 27 January 2016, 7pm (doors open at 6pm)

This is an Oriental Rug and Textile Society event.

Ian and Jeni Rutherford lived for several years in Jerusalem from the late 1990s.  After the Oslo Accord Ian managed a branch of an international bank in East Jerusalem, the bank having inherited several West Bank branches of the Ottoman Bank, which closed in 1967.

Their talk will take us through the historical and regional variations of pattern, material technique and changes in fashion from the late 1900s onwards. Each item has a history and they will explain their journey as collectors.  They are bringing textiles and costumes to show us.

The talk will be held at St James Conference Room, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL.

The Conference Room entrance is in the Church Place passageway, which runs between Jermyn Street and Piccadilly.  There is a wrought iron gate signed ‘Church Hall Conference Room’ leading downstairs.  Drinks and snacks will be served.

Piccadilly Circus tube is 5 minutes’ walk, and Green Park Tube is 10 minutes’ walk.  There is free parking in St James Square after 6.30pm.

Please note this is an Oriental Rug and Textile Society event, but non-members are welcome to attend: £7 single lecture, £5 students, or choose £20 for one year’s membership (11 events).

For more information, visit the website of the Oriental Rug and Textile Society.