Did you know Nickle Galleries at the University of Calgary have textiles dating from the 16th century? In this course you will be introduced to the fascinating study of Asian carpets. Topics for discussion include the history of carpets, how they are made, and carpet styles and types. Drawing on the holdings of the Nickle Galleries, you will have the unique opportunity to examine and gently handle a selection of carpets and related textiles. This course is geared to the general public and is particularly relevant to artists, historians of art or material culture, collectors, and interior designers.