Exhibition "Wandering Nomads in central Asia the Frank Martin Diehr" collection

From 01 March to 08 October 2023 · CORFU

Venue Details


Museum of Asian Art

Old Palace

The purpose of the exhibition is to present characteristic and remarkable samples of Baluch art, which have been woven exclusively by women, in order to highlight their artistic value and to emphasize the contribution of the women weavers in the history of nomadic art.

Whole bags are presented to make their useful function as a means of transporting objects and food. There are also bag faces with characteristic Baluch motifs, such as the rooster or “chicken”-the pre-eminent symbol of the Baluch-, the “Mina Khani” motif, which is influenced by Persian carpet floral designs, the geometric “tree and animal” motif, etc. The arrangement of the objects follows a thematic and chronological order so that the visitor can easily perceive the variations of each pattern.

The works in the exhibition come from the private collection of Frank Martin Diehr, collector, and author on Baluch rugs from Wuppertal, Germany.

Public Holidays:
1st January: Closed
25th March: Closed
1st May: Closed
Easter: Closed
Christmas, 25th December: Closed
26th December: Closed Will see bags for transporting items and food with camels and horses, which are one of the most characteristic textiles of the Baluch nomads.

Ticket Details

Full: €6, Reduced: €3
Special ticket package: Full: €14, Reduced: €7
Valid for 3 days
Valid for: Antivouniotissa Byzantine Museum, Archaeological Museum of Corfu, Museum of Asian Art, Museum of Palaiopolis-Mon Repos, Old Fortress of Corfu

Free admission days:
6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
18 April (International Monuments Day)
18 May (International Museums Day)
28 October
Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st


From 01 March to 08 October 2023