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Coming soon Al's 'India sights and sounds'

Posted by ANDREW HAUGHTON

Coming soon Al's 'India sights and sounds'

Many of you will remember Al Richardson's charismatic presence in our shop from 2004 to 2019, during which time he made regular buying trips to India for The Nomads Tent. Al's travel blog on his year in India, 1976 with his wife Mariane, which was also known as the hippy trail will be available to enjoy soon.

Spring/Summer Newsletter 2021

Posted by SARAH BRADY

Spring/Summer Newsletter 2021
Read about Rufus Reade's travels that led to him starting what became Out of The Nomads Tent and an article Remember Aleppo by Philip Mansel who will be launching our first event of 2021 on Thursday 6th May via Zoom.

'Aleppo: from World City to Civil War' by Dr Philip Mansel

Posted by SARAH BRADY

'Aleppo: from World City to Civil War' by Dr Philip Mansel
An illustrated live Zoom lecture by historian Dr Philip Mansel, hosted by The Nomads Tent. Tickets now available!

Words about Words; ‘Kazak’.

Posted by SARAH BRADY

Words about Words; ‘Kazak’.
Do Kazak rugs originate in Kazakhstan? Very few! Some words about the origin of a word...

The Italian Connection

Posted by SARAH BRADY

The Italian Connection
Discover the story of Luigi Arditi’s Ottoman cantata, “Inno Turco”, which was sung before Sultan Abdülaziz at London’s Crystal Palace in 1867.

Winter/Spring Newsletter

Posted by SARAH BRADY

Winter/Spring Newsletter
Read our latest newsletter featuring a fascinating article by Rufus Reade and an essay on Gabbeh rugs of the Fars province by Andrew Haughton.

Gabbeh Rugs of SW Iran

Posted by ANDREW HAUGHTON

Gabbeh Rugs of SW Iran
The word "gabbeh" translates from the Persian, meaning raw, natural, uncut. The tale told by gabbeh rugs is as simple as their appearance...

We take the Golden Road to Samarkand

Posted by ANDREW HAUGHTON

We take the Golden Road to Samarkand

My text here has only 2 illustrations but each shows powerfully the links created by The Silk Road..

A Traveller's Tales

Posted by ANDREW HAUGHTON

A Traveller's Tales
We are thrilled to host an illustrated talk by renowned textile artist and teacher, Pat Archibald, at The Nomads Tent, 3pm and 6.30pm on Wednesday 5th August.

Postcards from India

Posted by ANDREW HAUGHTON

Postcards from India
Earlier this year before Covid19, Andrew and Heidi’s annual buying trip in India for The Nomads Tent was documented beautifully through the lens of Heidi’s camera.

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