Saturday, November 14, 2009

Ardabil and Coronation carpets in Los Angeles

It was a beautiful sunny day today in Los Angeles. In the morning, I went to a rug program offered by the Textile Museum Associates of Southern California, TMASC. Dennis Marquand talked about Kyrgyz rugs. I liked the lecture and the show and tell part. After that, I rushed to Tribal Arts Show in Santa Monica City. It was an interesting show. I went to work at 1:00 pm and stayed there until 4:00 pm. After work, I went to Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA to see the Ardabil and Coronation carpets. WOW. Two beautiful and magnificent rugs were on display. There were not that many visitors in the hall. I had expected to see more visitors. Maybe since it was Saturday afternoon people were busy with work or shopping. Or maybe people do not care!!

After the LACMA visit I went to Radio Iran, KIRN 670 AM for a talk show to have a program on the Ardabil & Coronation carpets. The program was from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. I am now at home writing this post.

Khosrow Sobhe
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)

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