Tuesday evening, at the Mansion House on Main Street in Tisbury, the Key West-based Archeo Gallery, which specializes in tribal Persian rugs made by the Quashqai nomads, will host an opening reception for its summer rug show that features a selection of the world’s finest Gabbeh rugs.
Women from the nomadic Quashqai tribe work collectively, weaving the Gabbeh rugs from pure Persian wool that has been handspun and dyed with sustainably harvested organic pigments, according to a press release. Hand-knotted in open-air tents, Gabbeh rugs are distinguished by exceptional craftsmanship and a strikingly modern sensibility.
The 2010 summer rug show is open every day through August 15th from 9 am to 6 pm. Rug merchants Jenny Zeller and Ashley Kamen will discuss the rugs and share their experiences among the weavers.
For more information go to archeogallery.com or call 305-766-6825.