DeWitt Mallary has been collecting, studying, writing about, and dealing in Oriental rugs and textiles for more than 35 years. He has been a contributing editor of HALI Magazine (carpets, textiles, and Islamic art), has presented papers and curated exhibitions at the American and International Conferences on Oriental Carpets, and at museums, and collectors groups around America and Europe. DeWitt was the editor of the English edition of Turkmen Carpets: A New Perspective.
Course Title: The Great Persian Carpets of the Safavid Shahs, 1500-1700 (Fall Term
The knowledge and preparation of the Study Leader was exceptional!
Our instructor was very well versed in the subject and always well prepared.
Course Title: Woven Identities: Tribal Weaving from Iran, Afghanistan, and Central
Asia (Winter Term 2020)
This course helped me in broadening my understanding and appreciation of carpets, weaving and textiles of the Middle East, past and present. I particularly enjoyed DeWitt's humor and personal interjections.
Amazing knowledge of the topic and ease of answering any question in depth.
Course Title: Antique Oriental Rugs — An Introduction (Fall Term 2018)
Dewitt's knowledge base about Oriental rugs and his clear enthusiasm for them is the highlight of the course.
I totally enjoyed every minute of the class because the instructor was so knowledgable.