Blog Posts tagged with history

Women work on hooked rugs in 1929 | Nazmiyal

Hooked Rugs: An American Tradition

Posted: June 08, 2015 09:29 Last Updated: | Omri Schwartz

Hooked Rugs -- American hooked rugs are as quintessentially American as jazz music is. Like the latter, it had a very humble beginning but grew to become a unique American tradition. Dismissed for its rustic and low quality until the early 20th century, handmade hooked rugs are now prized for their delightful folk art quality. Today, a thriving rug making industry had grown around it to meet the demands of a growing number of collectors. Rug hooking is a rug making technique that involves pulling loops or strips of fabric through a stiff woven base to make a rug...


Figure 1.  Antique Persian Suzani Embroidery, Circa 17th Century

Iranian Textile History from the Nazmiyal Archives

Posted: February 09, 2015 15:58 Last Updated: | Omri Schwartz

The recorded history of the civilization of the area now known as Iran stretches back to the third millennium BCE, and their textile production goes back even farther. Situated between the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf, the region of modern day Iran has been a trading city and cultural epicenter for thousands of years. It has seen the rise and fall of many different dynasties and cultures, which have all left distinct marks on the artistic output of the area, giving Iran’s textiles a unique look and history that is impossible to replicate. In this blog...


Sean McCormick, Owner and Curator at McCormick Place in Downtown Miami poses with the McCormick Place design concept that is now a rooftop mural (visible by all points in central Downtown) created by Miami-based Venezuelan artist, Eleazar Delgado.

Stories Waiting To Be Told

Posted: February 16, 2014 13:37 Last Updated: | Lisa Morales

McCormick Place is certainly a place to go visit. Rich in history (specifically, Miami history) stories emerge from each corner, room and floor, as well as, the elevator, walls, and the roof! However, it's a place where new ideas and stories are born each day. Peek into the artist studios, visit the exhibits, and, on First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Miami, sit under the tree out front, gaze at the stars, the Downtown Miami skyline... And, as Sean McCormick (Owner/Curator) will tell you, it all began with a concept. I was going to reveal the story behind the concept shown here which is ...


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