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The New England Rug Society (NERS) is an informal,  non-profit organization of people interested in enriching their knowledge and appreciation of antique oriental rugs and textiles.

NERS members gather six to eight times each year at meetings which usually feature an outside speaker and focus on a particular theme related to the rug field, with an occasional textile topic included for variety.  Meetings are held in various locations in the greater Boston area, depending on the subject.

We welcome you to our site. And if you like what you see, we'll be pleased to welcome you as a member as well.  On this website, you will find everything you need to apply for membership. Enjoy your visit. 

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Next Meeting: Jeff Spurr, Collector's Choice. (Durant-Kenrick House)

Newsletter: Vol. XXVII, No. 2  Nov, 2019 newsletter is now available.


Event Calendar for the 2019/2020 Season

Sept. 13th

John Wertime, on "Miniature Masterpieces" of NW Iran. (Durant-Kenrick House)   

Oct. 4th Cheri Hunter, on Textiles, Costumes, and Carpets of the Eastern Grasslands of Tibet. (Durant-Kenrick House)
Oct. 19th October NERS Field Trip: The Shein Collection of Oriental Rugs and American Modernist Art. PLEASE NOTE: ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED TO 30; RSVP REQUIRED! (Seekonk, Mass. Directions: Will be sent to those attending)
Nov. 1st Shiv Sikri, Markings in Oriental Rugs. (Durant-Kenrick House)
March 20th Jeff Spurr, Collector's Choice. (Durant-Kenrick House)
April 17th Joel Greifinger, Kurdish Weaving from Three Regions. (Durant-Kenrick House)
May 8th Mete Mutlu, Anatolian Village Rugs. (Durant-Kenrick House)
May 17th The Annual Picnic, Moth Market and Show-and-Tell Session. (Gore Place, Waltham, MA.)

View the event calendars from previous seasons

Membership Annual membership dues are: Student: $25,  Single: $45, Couple: $65, Supporting: $90, Patron: $120.  
New members If you would like to join NERS (of course you would!), you can pay your dues online via PayPal or you can print out the PDF membership form and mail it in along with a check.
Current members When you receive your yearly renewal notice (usually mid-summer) either pay your dues online with Paypal or send in a check.

Additional NERS information can be
obtained by sending email to NERS

NERS is a member of the American Conference on Oriental Rugs


   Site last updated on 8/18/2016

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