Istanbul and I.C.O.C. Pictures
Here are my pictures, downsampled so it won't take too much time to look at
Lighting conditions were difficult.
Nice job. Many thanks for the excellent pictures and flavor of the conference.
First, to Jeff: Thanks so much for setting that up for everyone. I like your photos of Istanbul very much.
Second, the the Unregistered person who posted: You are most welcome to post here, but when you do, please overwrite the word "Unregistered" in the user name field with your name.
ICOC XI is Over
Dear folks -
I am glad that Jeff Krauss got his images up quickly since Pat Weiler and I decided not to try to move too fast. Pat and I may do something later. He estimates that he has over 1000 images.
As Jeff's images may suggest the material here was almost too rich to take in during the conference. The "Transylvanian" exhibition was a particular highlight, I think one of the very best I have ever seen. The Sabanci Museum itself is quite wonderful. I bought the catalog for the Transylvanian exhibition and took non-flash photos of all the materials written, photographic and fiber in it. So we can see more of that.
One night, here, I found myself taking pictures in a situation in which I finally realized that I could not in fact take everything we were being shown. Dennis Dodds has assured me that a great deal of the material in the various exhibitions will appear in a two-volume conference catalog. And there are books on several of the collections and exhibitions, including one on the Josephine Powell collection.
A number of folks who have posted on Turkotek attended ICOC XII and I had a chance to put more names and faces together , including Horst Nitz and Rob van Wieringen. So we will not be without a basis for sharing aspects of ICOC XI with you.
I'm in Istabul yet today but we leave day after tomorrow early for our driving tour. Can't predict what connection I will have when.
R. John Howe
Thanks to Jeff for nice pictures.
All of your virtual tours are wonderful and this one is especially breathtaking. Thank you so much! Sue
Hi Jeff and Fern Krauss
Thanks for the excellent photos.
ICOC included a lot of interesting exhibitions and I took a few photos too.
Konya carpet fragment 13-14th century from the exhibition at Turkish and Islamic Art Museum on Friday April 20th.
Carpet fragment 17-18th century, Central or Western Anatolia - from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art
ICOC participants enjoy the excellent collection at the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art
ICOC included private collections at display at the conference hotel.
Central Anatolian Yastik 19th century from the collection of Jon Anderson
Yastik 19th century from the collection of Wendell and Diane Swan
Many thanks to the Krauss's for a comprehensive look (and telling of
Istanbul's somewhat idiosyncratic quirks) at the wonderful array of weavings
displayed. It almost seems too much to take in over 6 days.
It was a surprise to see quite a few pieces which did NOT have RED predominating - Yellow seems to be a favourite of the old time weavers, and which colour remains so very vivid.
A real Turkish spread; I really enjoyed it.
A pleasure received, regards,
I happened to come across your pictures only right now, they are really nice and superior quality. Thanks a lot also for your narratives; I've put the Marvi Balik on my list for a future visit.