The Nomads Tent
Established in 1983 by Rufus Reade, The Nomads Tent is a shop gallery space. Our small team import directly from sources in Iran, India, Turkey and elsewhere in Asia, where we try to collect interesting and authentic things. An Aladdin's Cave of tribal art, selling everything from rugs, runner and kilims, to furniture, jewellery textiles and ceramics. We hold regular exhibitions at the shop and in other spaces in conjunction with outside groups.
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Events at this venue
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Baharat: Spices of Eastern Music
Duo Hyperborea, Boozoolia and the newly formed Syn Music Group entertain with a taste of Persian, Turkish and Greek music.
The Evliya Celebi Way: Caroline Finkel
Caroline Finkel introduces the hiking/biking/riding trail based on Evliya Celebi's pilgrimage journey through northwest Turkey en route to Mecca in 1671.
The Market: A Tale of Trade
- 93 min
- Directed by: Ben Hopkins
- Written by: Ben Hopkins
- Cast: Tayanç Ayaydin, Genco Erkal, Senay Aydin
Turkish satirical comedy tells the story of a small-time entrepreneur who hatches a scheme to hoist himself up the ladder of success.
The Nomads Tent Symposium 2017: Travellers and Treasures of the Ottoman World
Talks about Ottoman history. Proceeds go towards assisting victims of The Syrian Civil War.
Sat 6 May
£60 (Students £40) / 0131 662 1612
Part of Ottoman Horizons.
One Light: Poetry and Stories of Jelaluddin Rumi with Storytellers Ashley Ramsden and Flora Pethybridge
Informal dinner with vegetarian option, Turkish dessert and chai followed by poetry and stories of the Sufi poet Jelaluddin Rumi (1207–1273).
Thu 4 May
£15 suggested donation price (includes dinner) / 0131 662 1612
Part of Ottoman Horizons festival.
Ottoman artefacts in the NMS Collections Centre
Friederike Voigt, NMS Senior Curator Middle East & South Asia, presents this look at Ottoman Turkish ceramics, textiles and metalwork items from the reserve collection.