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Al's Sights and Sounds of India.

Al's Sights and Sounds of India.
Read Alastair's Indian travel blog from his time on the so called Hippy Trail of the 1970s whilst listening to his selection of 'sounds' from the same era. Some of Al's photographs are also on display in our August Tales of Travel and Trade exhibition.

Tales of Travel & Trade: a photographic journey of celebration.

Tales of Travel & Trade: a photographic journey of celebration.
Our Edinburgh Fringe 2021 exhibition. A photographic journey of celebration.

Summer/Autumn Newsletter 2021

Summer/Autumn Newsletter 2021
Read our Summer/Autumn 2021 Newsletter.

A Merchant Visits Cambodia: Illustrated talk by Rufus Reade

A Merchant Visits Cambodia: Illustrated talk by Rufus Reade
Join Rufus as he discovers the arts and crafts of the Khmer people.

Basket Weaving with Anna Liebmann

Basket Weaving with Anna Liebmann
Learn one of the oldest of human crafts and take home a useful and beautiful object made from willow with your own hands.

Spring/Summer Newsletter 2021

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

'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’.

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

The Italian Connection

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

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

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

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..

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