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Josephine Powel show of rural flatweaves by Raoul Tschebull

At ICOC Eleven, there were several compelling exhibitions with absolute blockbuster content, but my favorite was the comparatively modest Josephine Powell show of rural Anatolian flatweaves and storage bags, plus Josephine’s excellent ethnographic photographs.  Yes, the pieces were wonderful, well conserved, mounted, and lighted, set up in an old palace … read more

ACOR: Exhibition review by Mike Tschebull

ACOR exhibition review by Raoul Tschebull, May 1st 2006 This exhibition in the hotel at ACOR8 in Boston, 20-23/4/2006, was, for me, the best of the lot, and they were all pretty good. I was charmed by, among other things, the familiar Turkmen pile-woven shapes in other media, the huge … read more

American Conference on Oriental Rugs – ACOR 7

by Mike Tschebull ACOR 7 took place March 25-28 in Seattle, Washington, USA, centered in the waterfront Bell Harbour Conference Centre. As is common in Seattle, there was usually a fine misty rain, but the scenery was spectacular when we had a bit of sun. Food and drink were good, … read more

The 3rd International Symposium of Azerbaijani Carpets

Photos and article by Mike Tschebull The 3rd International Symposium of Azerbaijani Carpets and Applied Art took place in Baku, Azerbaijan, from May 19 through May 21, 2003. Some 33 speakers made presentations, most from Azerbaijan and Turkey, but also from Estonia, Bashkirastan, Iran, Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. … read more