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At the Armenian Rugs Society board meeting held on February 9, 2008, John Megerian, vice-president of the society for the past year, was installed as the new president. He replaces Levon Der Bedrossian, who decided not to continue as president for a second year. Joseph Bezdjian, a former ARS president, was installed as the new vice-president; he will also oversee any bay area activities of the ARS. Karleen Hall, secretary, and Lorraine Amirian Parker, treasurer, will remain in their current positions.

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Do you have an Oriental Rug Website

Hello,
I have built more than 30 special websites called Squidoo Lenses. These are more than just simple websites because you can add your links to them without my help or even permission. I have had them up for over a year and in some cases they rank higher than www.SpongoBongo. com or www.PersianCarpetGuide.com If you have a website visit my Squidoo Lens and link to your site. Then add a link from your site to the Lens. If you link from yours to mine and mine to yours then you will be surprised at how effective the links can be. By the way if you link to yours and do not return the link it is not nearly as effective.
Please visit: http://www.Squidoo. com/lensmasters/ JBOC
If you are interested in linking strategies let me know.
Best wishes,
Barry O'Connell

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Fall Preview of Sotheby's Big Carpet Auction

I got my Sotheby's Catalog today for the Fall Carpet Sale in New York. Wendel Swan is a collector that I admire and here are three pieces from the group he had in the sale.

This is an outstanding piece and one of the gems of the Swan Collection. First of all there is a question about use. Wendel says that it was used as a cover or cushion. At 3ft. 9in. by 3ft. 8in. it is large for a cushion and I have always suspected that it was a dais cover. The structure is very unusual as well, it is half pulled right and half pulled left bifurcating upon it's central axis. At only 25 kpsi it achieves a remarkably curvilinear design through the use of both shared warps and knot packing. The warps are silk and there is silk thread and wear lines where it was attached to something. It is the wear lines that frame the piece in theater border that make me think that it was a dais cover. Sadly Sotheby's images fail to convey the rich gold tons of the field but I will note that the catalog is closer than the on-line images.

LOT 82
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF WENDEL AND DIANE SWAN
A NORTHWEST PERSIAN RUNNER,
5,000—7,000 USD

This is a classic type similar to ones that Eberhart Herrmann sold a few years ago. Pay special attention to the flags on the eight pointed stars of the border. The color is deeply saturated and lustrous. . Again the picture does not do it justice.

LOT 96
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF WENDEL AND DIANE SWAN
A GABBEH CARPET, SOUTH PERSIA,
6,000—8,000 USD

I had the chance to see this a number of years ago. The color is sensational. Again the picture does not do it justice.

LOT 119
A Sennah RUG, NORTHWEST PERSIA,
10,000—15,000 USD

I added this one to my notes as Senneh Rugs: Senneh Rug with Polychrome Warps


I launched a new section of SpongoBongo; http://www.spongobongo.com/outdoorPower

It is a major departure for me. instead of Persian Rugs I am writing a guide to Outdoor Power Equipment. The first section is 10,000 times larger than all of my rug pages put together. If it works as expected it will be my opening to branch into new and varied areas.

Harold Keshishian pointed me to some exciting news about the Textile Museum after he saw my note below about things I love and hate.
The Textile Museum Announces Plans for Expansion

Fall season is off to a good start with some familiar favorites as sales leaders.
  1. Tabriz Rugs 19.37 %
  2. Kashan Rugs 17.97 %
  3. Hamadan Rugs 16.27 %
  4. Mashad Rugs 12.77 %
  5. Isfahan Rugs 13.77 %
  6. Kashmar Rugs 8.97 %
  7. Shiraz Rugs 8.47 %
  8. Gabbeh Rugs 4.57 %
  9. Ardabil Rugs 3.77 %
  10. Lylyan Rugs 2.17 %

Where have I seen this border? Was it in one of Harald Bohmer's books? If you remember pleas let me know.
Thanks,
Barry

19th-c-ANTIQUE MALATYA KURDISH RUG

Things I Love and Hate about studying rugs

Maybe likes and dislikes are a better way to say it but I thought I would list a few things that I love and hate about studying rugs.

Things I love:

Things I Hate:

  • Moths.
  • Telling someone that their rare and valuable rug is neither.
  • Travel that takes me away from my family. Any day that starts in my own bed and runs through to dinner with my family is a good one.
  • Most of all I hate that there are not enough hours in the day for all the things that I want to do, see, and learn.

Copyright Barry O'Connell 2004 - 2007.
Last revised: March 02, 2008.


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