Pictorial Dorokhsh carpet. Hand-knotted wool, Birjand, Khorasan, Persia, about 1890. Photography Cadry 2022.

Weavers, Merchants and Kings: Cadrys 70th Anniversary

8 September 2022 – 29 January 2023 Powerhouse Museum Free Entry

This exhibit celebrates the 70th anniversary of Cadrys Rugs and recognises the Cadry family’s decades of generosity as Powerhouse donors. The display features objects on loan from the Cadry family, including a world-first display of a rare Royal Persian Dorokhsh carpet.

Sydney’s first Persian-owned carpet business was founded in 1952 by recent immigrant Jacques Cadry (1910–2003), who had been born into a Jewish family in the trade. For 70-years, Cadrys Rugs has been at the forefront of introducing Australian designers and artists, including Florence Broadhurst, to the unique craftsmanship of Persian rugs.


Individuals: Free entry, no bookings required.

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Exhibition Events

Propagandist Strategy or Artistic Agency?

15 October 2022, 11am – 12pm

A panel of specialists in Persian art, material culture, carpet weaving and Islamic art and architecture will discuss the significance of a unique pictorial Persian Dorokhsh carpet, showcased for the first time in Weavers, Merchants and Kings, an exhibition celebrating Cadrys 70th Anniversary, on now at Powerhouse Ultimo.
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