R. John Howe

International Conference on Oriental Carpets 13

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Washington, DC, in August, you say? Well, it all turned out very well. Planned and produced on a very short schedule, requiring Wendel Swan, who needed to be nearly omnipresent to put things together and bring it all off, the International Conference on Oriental Carpets was a real success. The hotel and dealers’ fair was in…

Silk Stocking Mats: Hooked Mats of the Grenfell Mission

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by R. John Howe On March 6, 2010,  Paula Laverty gave a program at The Textile Museum, in Washington, D.C. on “Silk Stocking Mats: Hooked Mats of the Grenfell Mission.” Grenfell hooked rugs, as many of you will know, were  made in Newfoundland and Labrador in the early – mid 20th century, and are considered by hooked rug…

Saul Barodofsky on “Nazarlik”

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  On January 16, 2010, Saul Barodofsky gave a Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning program, at The Textile Museum  in Washington, D.C. on the topic:  Nazarlik : Small pieces as a window into the consciousness of tribal peoples from the Silk Road. Saul is a dealer in Charlottesville, VA, who has traveled the world, importantly…

Wendel Swan, Rugs 101

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Virtual versions of the Textile Museum’s “Rug & Textile Appreciation Morning Programs”. Wendel Swan: Rugs 101: the Lecture By R. John Howe 27 August 2009 – R. John Howe: Textiles and Text Dear folks -On May 30, 2009, Wendel Swan gave a Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning program at The Textile Museum here in Washington,…