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Velvet Robe
Central Asia (Uzbekistan)
19th century
silk velvet
Collection of Arlene C. Cooper, promised gift to the Cleveland Museum of Art
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TREASURES OF HAJJI BABA
by N.F. Karlins



Who is Hajji Baba?

That’s the first question that arises from an exhibition of Oriental rugs celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Hajji Baba Club. The loan exhibition, "Woven Splendor from Timbuktu to Tibet: Exotic Rugs and Textiles from New York Collectors," is now at the New-York Historical Society at 170 Central Park West, Apr. 11-Aug. 17, 2008.

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