Gala Dinner at Palazzo Marino after La Scala’s Première : Antique Carpets on View
Palazzo Marino’s courtyard is the venue of the evening’s gala dinner after La Scala’s premiere of the 2007-2008 season, and it has been sumptuously arranged for the occasion. Moshe Tabibnia has contributed to this initiative putting on display twelve sixteenth and seventeenth-century carpets belonging to his collection. Amongst the exemplars on view, worthy of mention is the Ushak star carpet as well as the Ushak medallion carpet, the ‘Lotto’, the ‘Holbein’, a rug with compartments, an Isfahan carpet, a dragon carpet and, the famous sixteenth-century Karapinar carpet, which is a unique, exceptionally preserved piece. The twelve carpets have been hung from the courtyard’s balconies in a design to bring back the glow of the past magnificence into this Mannerist setting, according to a decorative solution in use at that time, as shown in a number of coeval paintings.