<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"><html><head><META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"><title>MAY 08.doc</title><style type="text/css" media="print">.hide{display:none}</style></head><body style="margin:0;padding:0"><div class="hide"><div style="background:#ffffcc;padding:4 8;border-bottom:thin solid #eeeeee;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><a href="/mail/?view=att&th=119ad41297803402&attid=0.1&disp=attd&zw">Download the original attachment</a></div></div><div style="margin:1ex"> <div> <p><font size="5" face="Sylfaen"><b> SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA RUG SOCIETY </b></font></p> <p><font size="6" face="Sylfaen"><b> May Newsletter</b> <b> 2008 </b></font></p> <br> <br> <p align="center"><font size="4" face="Times New Roman"><b>Next Meeting</b></font></p> <br> <p align="center"><font size="4" face="Baskerville Old Face"><b>In conjunction with the Armenian Rug Society</b></font></p> <br> <p align="center"><font size="6" face="Poor Richard"><b>A Zagros Mountain Showdown:</b></font></p> <br> <p align="center"><font size="6" face="Poor Richard"><b>Tribal Carpets from South Persia</b></font></p> <br> <p align="center"><font size="3" face="Baskerville Old Face"><b> </b></font><font size="4" face="Baskerville Old Face"><b>May 14, 2008</b></font></p> <br> <p align="center"><font size="4" face="Poor Richard">Reception at 6:30 p.m.</font></p> <p align="center"><font size="4" face="Poor Richard">Showing of Film on Bakhtiyari Migrations,</font></p> <p align="center"><font size="4" face="Poor Richard"> People of the Wind, at 7:15 pm</font></p> <p align="center"><font size="4" face="Poor Richard">Tribal Carpet Show and Tell, 8:15-9:00 pm</font></p> <br> <p align="center"><font size="4" face="Poor Richard">Simonian Oriental Rugs</font></p> <p align="center"><font size="4" face="Poor Richard">939 N Amphelett Blvd., San Mateo</font></p> <p align="center"><font size="4" face="Poor Richard">Telephone: (650) 343 0929</font></p> <p align="center"><font size="4" face="Poor Richard">Directions from website: </font><a href="http://www.simonianrugs.com/" target="_blank"><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><u>www.simonianrugs.com</u></font></a></p> <br> <br> <br> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">For our next-to-last event of this season, we are happy to team up again with the fun-loving and energetic Armenian Rug Society to take a hands-on look at the weavings of the tribes of Iran s Zagros Mountains. After a warm-up social hour we will show the movie  People of the Wind, about the arduous migrations of the Bakhtiyari tribe. Like the other tribal nomads of South Persia, the Bakhtiyari practice what is known as trans-humant pastoral nomadism, which refers to the seasonal movement of the tribe and their flocks between low-lying winter pastures (called  garmsir or  qishlaq ) and their high-mountain summer pastures (known as  sardsir or  yaylaq ). All of the major tribal confederations of the Zagros, the Luri, Khamseh, Qashgai, Bakhtiyari, and Afshar, followed these migration routes (known as  il-rah ) creating a complex network that often required negotiation between competing tribes by their leaders or khans. In fact, in </font></p> <p> <br></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">the nineteenth century, under the Qajar dynasty, political control of the tribes was managed through manipulation of these khans, who were known as Il-Begi. For example, in the case of the Khamseh, the Qajars actually created them as a new tribal confederacy in line with their divide and conquer strategy toward the Qashgai.</font></p> <br> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">After watching the movie (running time estimated as 45 to 50 minutes) we will launch into a members Show and Tell. In order to make this a successful event, <b><i>you need to bring examples of your own South Persian weavings. </i></b>We will start with examples of saddle bags from the Luri, Qashgai and Afshar, but we also want to show off carpets from the Khamseh and Bakhtiyari. Be ready to stand up and help display your piece and talk about where you bought it, what you think it is, and why you like it.</font></p> <br> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">You can count on a fun evening of good food, good company and good carpets!</font></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">Remember: BRING YOUR FAVORITE SOUTH PERSIAN PIECE!</font></p> <br> <p align="right"><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><i>S. Peter Poullada</i></font></p> <br> <br> <br> <br> <p align="center"><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><b>REMINDER ON MEMBERSHIP</b></font></p> <br> <p align="justify"><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">We still have not received dues renewals from about 40 members. We will be sending out final reminders shortly. If you are not sure if you have renewed or not, please contact our Membership Director, Jacqueline Van Lang, at the email address provided below. We will send out the announcement to everyone for the next event in June, but starting in September we will only be sending newsletters to members who have paid their dues.</font></p> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <p align="center"><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><b>UPCOMING EVENTS</b></font></p> <br><a name="0.1_table01"></a> <div align="left"> <table width="590"> <tr valign="top"><td height="40"><h3><font size="3" face="Poor Richard"><b>SFBARS</b></font></h3> <p><font size="3" face="Poor Richard"><b>Event</b></font></p></td> <td> <br><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><u>June 22.</u> <b> Annual picnic </b>at Jim Dixon s carpet palace in Occidental, California. Once again this will be a pot-luck. Please contact Nancy Sheppard, 415 315 8285 or </font><a href="mailto:nashesf@sbcglobal.net" target="_blank"><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><u>nashesf@sbcglobal.net</u></font></a><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">, to volunteer a dish </font></td></tr> </table> </div> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">(appetizer, main course, dessert, etc.).</font></p> <br> <br> <p align="center"><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><b>NEXT SEASON PREVIEW</b></font></p> <br><a name="0.1_table02"></a> <div align="left"> <table width="590"> <tr valign="top"><td height="40"><h3><font size="3" face="Poor Richard"><b>SFBARS</b></font></h3> <p><font size="3" face="Poor Richard"><b>Event</b></font></p></td> <td> <br><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><u>Saturday, September 6.</u> <b>Symposium on Turkmen Culture and Ethno-history.</b> Co-sponsored with the de Young Museum. Announcement with details to follow.</font></td></tr> </table> </div> <br><a name="0.1_table03"></a> <div align="left"> <table width="590"> <tr valign="top"><td height="40"><h3><font size="3" face="Poor Richard"><b>SFBARS</b></font></h3> <p><font size="3" face="Poor Richard"><b>Event</b></font></p></td> <td> <br><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><u>September 22 or 23.</u> <b> The Weavings of the Tribal Nomads of Anatolia. </b> Speaker: Harald Bohmer. Location and details to follow.</font> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">Dr. Bohmer s latest book, <i> Nomads in Anatolia. Encounters with a</i></font></p></td></tr> </table> </div> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><i>Vanishing Culture, </i> with contributions by Josephine Powell and Dr. Serife Atlihan</font><font size="2" face="Arial Black">,</font><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"> newly published in English, may be obtained from Samy Rabinovic, 110 S. Front Street, Unit 500, Philadelphia, PA 19106, </font><a href="mailto:NomadsofAnatolia@aol.com" target="_blank"><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><u>NomadsofAnatolia@aol.com</u></font></a><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">. Price for rug society members is $140 plus $14 for shipping and handling. </font></p> <br> <br> <p align="center"><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><b>BEYOND THE BAY AREA</b></font></p> <br> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">Kensington (London) Oriental Rug and Textile Symposium. June 6  9, 2008. Lectures on Turkoman clothing, resist dyed felts, Tibetan carpets. Dealer fair with specialists in Turkoman, Balouch, Caucasian Tibetan and Chinese rugs. For further information, contact Rupert Smith </font><a href="mailto:ruptext@rupertsmithtextiles.com" target="_blank"><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><u>ruptext@rupertsmithtextiles.<WBR>com</u></font></a><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">.</font></p> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <p><font color="#231F20" size="3" face="Times New Roman"><i>Members: If you know of upcoming lectures, exhibitions, etc. of potential interest to the SFBARS membership, please send the information to</i> </font><a href="mailto:elizabeth.shedd@att.net" target="_blank"><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><u>elizabeth.shedd@att.net</u></font></a><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">.</font></p> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br><a name="0.1_table04"></a> <div align="left"> <table width="618" border="2" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr><td> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr valign="top"><td height="2"> <br><font size="2" face="Times New Roman"><b>SFBARS Board Members</b></font> <p><font size="2" face="Times New Roman"> Peter Poullada President</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Times New Roman"> Jon Eldan Secretary</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Times New Roman"> Pat Leiser Treasurer</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Times New Roman"> Jacqueline Van Lang Membership</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Times New Roman"> Elizabeth Shedd Newsletter</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Times New Roman"> Hillary Dumas Website</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Times New Roman"> Jim Dixon</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Times New Roman"> Renee Rausin</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Times New Roman"> Sandra Whitman</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Times New Roman"> Bob Dunn </font></p> <br> <p><font size="2" face="Times New Roman">Murray Eiland Emeritus</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Times New Roman">John Sommer, M.D. Emeritus</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Times New Roman"> </font></p></td> <td> <br><font size="2" face="Times New Roman"><b>Members may contact Peter Poullada at <a href="mailto:sppoullada@sbcglobal.net" target="_blank">sppoullada@sbcglobal.net</a>.</b></font> <p align="justify"><font size="2" face="Times New Roman"><b>The San Francisco Bay Area Rug Society is a nonprofit organization whose publications and events are supported by your subscriptions. Individual subscriptions are $40 annually, $60 for two people at the same address. Please send renewals, address changes, or subscriptions to Jacqueline Van Lang, SFBARS Membership, 6 Muir Ave., Piedmont, CA 94610. </b> <b><a href="mailto:jvanlang@hotmail.com" target="_blank">jvanlang@hotmail.com</a>. For more information about SFBARS, including information about membership, an archive of past Newsletter articles, rug pictures and other features, please explore the SFBARS website at <a href="http://www.sfbars.org" target="_blank">www.sfbars.org</a></b>.<b><u> </u></b></font></p> <br></td></tr> </table> </td></tr> </table> </div> <br><p> <br></p> <p><font size="4" face="Poor Richard"><b> San Francisco </b></font></p> <p><font size="4" face="Poor Richard"><b>Bay Area</b></font></p> <p><font size="4" face="Poor Richard"><b>Rug Society</b></font></p> <p><font size="3" face="Poor Richard">6 Muir Avenue <br> Piedmont, CA 94610</font></p> </div> </div></body></html>