||Most famous for their use
of the so-called memling latchhook design on their bag faces, the weavings
of the Jaf Kurds present the classic problem of seeming regularity with
minor but identifiable differences that distinguish one bag from another.
Our speaker, Conroy Cavanna, is well known for his passion and knowledge
of these weavings. (The rug community still awaits his masterwork!)
It was his father, dealer/scholar Roger Cavanna, who established Carpets
of the Inner Circle. |
Conroy will help us examine pieces from both his own collection and those brought in by our members, educating us as to what in his mind makes one piece better or different from another, an exercise known in the rug trade as “Good-Better-Best.”
S. Peter Poullada
|Please note that the event
scheduled for November 11 at Emmett Eiland’s Gallery in Berkeley has
had to be postponed. As a result, there will be no SFBARS event
in November. |
All Members are invited to
attend the ARTS-Antique Rug and Textile Show at the Motel Capri in San
Francisco, 2015 Greenwich Street. For information go to web site at
ARTS.Jozan.net. Click on list of 35-plus exhibitors and a preview of
over 2000 items that will be on sale. The ARTS is a co-operation between
35 antique rug and textile dealers and Jozan Magazine. The main organizer
is well known former Bay Area dealer Michael Craycraft.
Members sincerely interested
in participating in the preparations for a possible February 2011 ACOR
(American Conference of Oriental Rugs) in the Bay Area are invited to
join Tom Hubbard, President of ACOR, and Peter Poullada at a lunch meeting
at Greens Restaurant in Fort Mason, San Francisco, at noon on October
16th. Depending on response, we may be putting together an Executive
Committee to begin work on this project. Those interested please RSVP
to Peter Poullada at 415-602-0709.
Party at Jim Dixon's Occidental
Garden and Carpet Palace. In conjunction with the Carpet show
at the Capri Motel, Jim is opening his doors for an afternoon of socializing
and carpet viewing. He has hung a new selection of masterpieces on his
walls and welcomes all members, friends and visiting dealers to an open
house starting at 12:00 noon. Directions to Jim Dixon's house appear
at the end of this newsletter. Telephone number 707-874-9512. Jim welcomes
This is planned for the end of January. Details will follow.
|Call for New Blood!||Because of turnover in our
Board membership, we are looking for some committed and energetic individuals
to join the Board. We meet at least two times a year to organize events,
review finances and plan new initiatives. We would like to take some
new directions in soliciting new members, expanding and upgrading the
web-site, arranging a variety of events, including our Annual Dinner/Auction,
and raising our profile in the Bay Area community.
|All SFBARS Dealers||SFBARS has a large stock of the exhibition catalogue, Oriental Rugs from Pacific Collections by Murray Eiland, from the 1990 ICOC conference in San Francisco. We are eager to donate them to interested galleries and dealers who will help the Society solicit NEW MEMBERS. If you are interested, please contact Peter Poullada at email@example.com.|
|Erratum||The next ACOR conference is
being planned for 2011 (not 2010). See October 16 above.
R. L. Shep Ethnic Textile Book Award, Textile Society of America
|Nominations for the best book on ethnographic textiles published in 2009 are now being accepted. The award, endowed by R. L. Shep in 2000, encourages the study and understanding of textile traditions by recognizing and rewarding exceptional scholarship in the field. Please send the full bibliographic citation of each book nominated to Barbara Belle Sloan, Associate Director, Center for the Study of Regional Dress, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1549; firstname.lastname@example.org .|