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The New England Rug Society (NERS) is an informal, non-profit organization of people interested in enriching their knowledge and appreciation of antique oriental rugs and textiles.

We have exciting programs ahead, with webinars in September, November and December, 2021, and more beginning in February, 2022. Scroll down for specific details.



We welcome you to join us as a member to support our programs. Members can watch recordings of our webinars at a time of their choosing, a benefit to members far from our New England home base. Please click to apply for membership

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Next event: Sunday, May 1 at 3PM (ET), Jeff Spurr on "Off the Beaten Path: A Yen For the Obscure in Textiles, Basketry and Beadwork." Durant-Kenrick House, Newton, MA.

Newsletter: Vol. XXIX, No. 2 April, 2022 newsletter is now available.


  Calendar for the 2021/2022 Season

Sept. 4th

Michael Franses, on The Orient Stars Collection. Webinar co-sponsored with The Textile Museum, Hali and the Hajji Baba Society.

May 1st
Jeff Spurr on "Off the Beaten Path: A Yen For the Obscure in Textiles, Basketry and Beadwork." Durant-Kenrick House, Newton, MA.
Nov. 7th Brian Morehouse on "Yastiks: A Comparative Study of the Designs of Published and Unpublished Examples". Webinar.
Mike Tschebull on "Transcaucasian Rugs: Practical Views on Color, Repair (or Not), and Design Evolution". Durant-Kenrick House, Newton, MA.
Dec. 4th &  11th Jim Burns on "Caucasian Rugs: Six Decades of Perspective on Design and Taste". Webinar in two installments.
Feb. 12
Tom Hannaher on "Painting with Scissors: Mola Art of the Kuna Indians of Panama". Webinar.

March 26

April 9             

Alan Rothblatt on "Rare Turkmen Asmalyks". Webinar.

Michael Rothberg on "Saddlebags from Persia and the Caucasus". Webinar.

View the event calendars from previous seasons

Membership Annual membership dues: Student: $30,  Single: $60, Couple: $80, Supporting: $110, Patron: $170.  
New members If you would like to join NERS (of course you would!), you can pay your dues online via PayPal 
Current members When you receive your yearly renewal notice (usually mid-summer) either pay your dues online with Paypal or send in a check.

Additional NERS information can be
obtained by sending email to NERS

NERS is a member of the American Conference on Oriental Rugs


   Site last updated on 8/18/2016

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