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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 Meetings: May 3, Jim Opie on South Persian Tribal Rugs (Durant-Kenrick House, Newton, MA)
May 19, The annual picnic, moth market and show-and-tell session. (Gore Place, Waltham, MA.)

Newsletter: Vol. XXVI, No. 3  May, 2019 newsletter is now available.


Event Calendar for the 2018/2019 Season

Sept. 14th

Mike Tschebull, Why Warp-Faced Covers Are Collectible: Jajims of the Transcaucasus and Iran. (Durant-Kenrick House)   

Oct. 5th Ali Istalifi, THE CENTRAL ASIAN SUZANI: Understanding the tradition and attribution of these silk dowry embroideries. (Durant-Kenrick House)
Nov. 16th Gerard Paquin, Silk and Wool: Textile Designs in Turkish Rugs. (Durant-Kenrick House)
March 22nd Whither the Market for Antique Rugs?: a panel discussion. (Durant-Kenrick House)
April 12th The Members of the NERS Steering Committee present some of their own favorite weavings. (First Parish, Lincoln, MA)
May 3rd James Opie, Perspectives on South Persian Tribal Weaving. (Durant-Kenrick House)
May 19th 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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