Tuesday, August 14, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Antique Rugs: A Walk Through the Garden

Join Peter Pap, of Peter Pap Oriental Rugs, on Tuesday, August 14 at the Polly Hill Arboretum, to explore the drawing of flowers and trees in the design of antique rugs. He will discuss the use of plant materials in the natural dye process; the brilliant colors that we see in antique rugs today were achieved using these organic dyes.

Following his talk (4 – 5), Peter will preview the rugs from his collection for the benefit trunk show and sale to be held at the Far Barn on August 15 & 16.  Peter has been dealing in antique oriental rugs for over 37 years and is a foremost expert. He has two galleries and appears regularly as a guest appraiser on Antiques Roadshow.  A portion of all rug sales during and related to the trunk show will benefit the Arboretum. No fee, refreshments included.  For more information visit www.pollyhillarboretum.org.