Grogan and Company Fine Art Auctioneers will present a special gallery talk with James Opie, noted rug expert and author, at its Dedham Gallery at 4:00 p.m on Saturday, January 19th.
James Opie's first book Tribal Rugs of Southern Persia, published in 1981,follows the history of the design evolution of tribal weavings from the 2500 year old Pazyryk rug, the oldest known knotted carpet, to the present day, while his second book Tribal Rugs: Nomadic and Village Weavings from the Near East and Central Asia celebrates one of human kinds oldest surviving forms of artistic expression. James Opie was awarded the
Joseph V. McMullan Award in 1993 for scholarly contributions in the field of Islamic textiles. A selection of rugs from his personal collection will be on exhibition and auctioned on Sunday, January 20th. The Gallery Talk
is free and open to the public. The gallery is located at 22 Harris Street, Dedham, MA. More information can be found at www.groganco.com