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Old August 26th, 2017, 05:45 PM   #10
Lloyd Kannenberg
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Hello Kay Dee and All!

In 2013 Koos de Jong gave our rug society a great presentation about his newly-published book. Why didn’t I buy a copy then? Well, it was pricey, and the second volume, a Chinese translation of the first, was beyond my competence. In time, I thought, the two volumes will become available separately at a better price. This is partly true; I have seen the second volume — but not the first — offered online at about half the original list price for both.

Robert Piccus’s Sacred and Secular seems like a better bet at the moment.

Bhutanese textiles are a little distant for me, but some years ago Diana Myers treated our rug society to a fascinating program on these remarkable weavings. So maybe Mark Barthomew’s book on his collection is worth a look, even if only for educational purposes!

For Chinese rugs I have ordered the Rippon Boswell catalogue of the Te-Chun Wang collection. And Glanz der Himmelssöhne is not cheap, but perhaps worth a go; the German text I think I could manage.

Meanwhile, here's the rug I'd like to learn about:




Surely it’s Chinese, but I thought a red cloth edging says “Tibet”. The books should help on this point and others (Is it OK? Is it a dog? From where in China? And so forth) Any comments would be gratefully received!

Lloyd Kannenberg

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