Oriental Carpets and
Persian Rugs the O'Connell Notes
Rugs Society Names Megarian President
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.
Rugs: Notes on a Small Silk Kashan Carpet
How to Maintain your Oriental Rug Padding
Review - “Kilims: Decorating With Tribal Rugs”
ICOC Conference Site Likely Paris Or Stockholm
IRAN : Qashqai tribe
Persian Carpets On Italian TV
Oriental Rug Discussion Forum the Rug Rag Forum
New - The
most expensive carpet at auction ever Tabriz Rugs: Tabriz Medallion
Carpet 16th C Ex von Rothschild
Rugs from my friends at Iran Carpet Company (Sherkat Farsh)
Fake Seirafian Serafian Sayrafian Sarafin
Signature rugs Isfahan Master ...
Rugs - Khotan Carpets on Squidoo
New - Oushak
Rugs: Star Ushak Carpet 16th Century
New - Ghoochan
Rugs: Quchan Kurd Long Rug 19th Century
Rugs: More on the Characteristics of a Bijar Kurdish Carpet
City of Guzelyurt Salutes our "Notes on Anatolian Gelveri Rugs"
Costs Rise, Iran's Carpet Producers Look Abroad
Vancouver Rug Guy's Symbolism in Tribal rugs
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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.
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
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF WENDEL AND DIANE SWAN
A NORTHWEST PERSIAN RUNNER,
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.
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF
WENDEL AND DIANE SWAN
A GABBEH CARPET, SOUTH PERSIA,
I had the chance to see this a number of years ago. The
color is sensational. Again the picture does not do it justice.
A Sennah RUG, NORTHWEST PERSIA,
I added this one to my notes as Senneh
Rugs: Senneh Rug with Polychrome Warps
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
Things I Love and Hate about studying
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:
- Telling someone that their rare and valuable rug is
- 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.
Barry O'Connell 2004 - 2007.
March 02, 2008.