Yesterday, we had a Turkmen Rug Lecture sponsored by the Textile Museum Associates of Southern California TMASC and the Textile Group of Los Angeles TGLA in our Oriental rug gallery on 1655 South La Cienega Blvd. We had 60 chairs which were all full and taken by the guests. The attendance was very good. The speaker was Jurg Rageth from Switzerland who presented a very well done presentation with interesting slides on Turkmen carpets and their designs. Several people had brought fine and antique Turkmen rugs for the "Show & Tell" section. Our program started at 10:00 am and finished by 1:00 pm.