Dr Hadi Maktabi lectures at Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyya
Dr Hadi Maktabi, an expert on antique carpets and Islamic art, delivered a lecture at Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyya recently, which addressed the subject of carpet production in Iran in the 150 years following the downfall of the Safavid Empire. The importance of this period is that the carpets were entirely woven to meet local and domestic demand, rather than to pander and cater to international tastes. In parallel, this was a lengthy period where trends and styles were formulated by the more rural and provincial sectors of society rather than by the dominant urban workshops. Dr Maktabi is a lecturer at American University of Beirut, a participant in conferences and lectures around the world. He has contributed to numerous professional journals and his doctoral thesis on Persian carpets, is being published by HALI Publications.
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