Dear folks - The purpose of this email is to announce the posting of a virtual version of a Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning program that Colin EnglandMessage 1 of 1 , Feb 1View Source
Dear folks –
The purpose of this email is to announce the posting of a virtual version of a Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning program that Colin England gave, not long ago here at The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C., on city rugs from Ishfahan
Colin, as I say again in the post, is an actuary, attracted to, and interested in, finer distinctions in rugs and textiles.
He is, for example, continually struck by the “miracle” of being able to produce curvilinear designs on a rectangular grid: something endemic to rug weaving. But his interest goes further in this direction. As a collector, primarily, of silk carpets, he spends a lot of time with very fine weaves that permit an array of subtle distinctions. Examination of the facets that he enjoys requires a patience with, and taste for, differences that can seem…and, in fact, often are…minute.
But if you are willing to join him in this world, there may be real learning and enjoyable experiences.
You can get to our virtual version of Colin’s program in several ways. The first is simply to type Textiles and Text R. John Howe into whatever search engine you use, and press enter. You can also place your cursor on this link,
hold down the Control key, and left click. A third way is to copy the internet address, above, and paste it into your browser and then press enter.
All three of these methods take you to the entrance page on my blog site Textiles and Text. The post being announced is the top one in the column in red at the right. Place the cursor on it and left click and the post will come up.
You are receiving this email because you are on one of my lists of “ruggies.” If you would prefer not to receive future announcements about such posts, please contact me at rjhowe@... and I will remove your name from my listings. Because of unavoidable overlap in my mailing lists, you may receive more than one of these notices. If so, please just use your delete key on the redundant ones.
I do not permit direct comments in this blog, and do not particularly encourage any, but if you have something that you feel is useful to share, you can send it to me at the email address above, with your permission to quote you should I decide to publish it.
I thank Colin for permitting the fashioning of this virtual version of his program, and for the very considerable editing he contributed to it.
We hope you enjoy this virtual version of a Textile Museum RTAM program that focuses on a world of subtle distinctions.
R. John Howe