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Filiberto Boncompagni2
April 22nd, 2015, 08:08 AM
Interesting BBC article, especially for you Americans…

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32396459

Have a good reading.

Regards

P.S. – Otherwise, I would have thought that the rug in question was Persian.

Chuck Wagner
April 22nd, 2015, 11:53 AM
Fascinating.

I wonder if there are any specific structural characteristics or weaving techniques that would facilitate a determination of provenance.

Chuck Wagner

Filiberto Boncompagni
April 22nd, 2015, 01:04 PM
Hi Chuck,


:applause:


I had exactly the same thought.


Regards,

Filiberto

Marvin Amstey
April 22nd, 2015, 02:22 PM
Always great to read new information. We all know about the 100th anniversary of the genocide, but most of us were not aware of this rug story sidelight. Thanks, Filiberto , for bringing it to our attention.

Steve Price
April 22nd, 2015, 03:48 PM
I'm pretty sure the late Harold Keshishian's book on his collection of inscribed Armenian rugs has one or two that had sewn on labels identifying them as having been made in orphanages.

Steve Price

Filiberto Boncompagni
April 23rd, 2015, 07:36 AM
Couldn’t find anything on the structure of these carpets.

Anyway, this is a Wikipedia photo of the rug that was given to President Calvin Coolidge.

http://www.turkotek.com/show_and_tell/Ghazir_Rug.jpg

Regards,

Filiberto