Friends of Oriental Rugs (FOR), an affiliate group within the Textile Museum of Canada’s membership program, participated in a short tour of our space followed by a show-and-tell of the members’ rugs and textiles. In an informal arrangement – sitting in a circle FOR members and the DBAF staff enjoyed an informal conversation and remarks regarding the objects.

Pianist and composer Mamed Guseynov together with soprano from the Helikon Opera, Daria Rubanova, sampled the oeuvre of famous Turkmen composers, including Bayramov’s dear friend, the legendary Nury Halmamedov, for