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Christine Brown on Uzbek Clothing: Part 1, the Lecture

March 25, 2009

On August 2, 2008, Christine Brown presented a Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning program at The Textile Museum, here in Washington, D.C. Her subject was “Textile Production in Uzbekistan: A Historical and Ethnographic Overview.”  Christine focused sharply on Uzbek clothing but treated some other Uzbek textiles as well. Christine was introduced by The Textile Museum’s […]

Christine Brown on Uzbek Clothing: Part 2, Material in the Room

March 25, 2009

This is the second of two posts on this Christine Brown, Textile Museum Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning program on Uzbek clothing.  If you have not read her lecture, it would be best to do that before going forward with this post.  Here is the link to it:  https://rjohnhowe.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/christine-brown-on-uzbek-clothing-part-1-the-lecture/ Christine had asked for, and folks […]

Russian Printed Textiles: R. John Howe

June 7, 2016

On  February 27, 2016, John Howe, that’s me, gave a Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning program on Russian printed textiles. * * Note:  You can click two or three times on most images in this post to get a larger version.  This will be necessary, sometimes, for readability. * * The recent Textile Museum exhibition […]

Steve Price on Silk in Central Asian Textiles

December 30, 2011

On December 10, 2011, Steve Price gave a Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning program here at The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. on the topic “Silk in Central Asian Textiles.” Tom Goehner, the TM’s Education Curator, introduced Steve, saying that Steve was a long-time figure in the rug world.  He is most visible, nowadays, as […]

Jeff Krauss and John Howe on Blue in Rugs and Other Textiles, Part 1, the Lecture

July 1, 2008

On May 31, 2008 Jeff Krauss and John Howe gave a Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning program at The Textile Museum here in Washington, DC. Their program was one of those complementing the exhibition Blue that was up at the TM at the moment. Its title was “Have You Got the Blues? Blue Dyes in […]

Paul Kreiss: Using Books to Learn About Rugs and Other Textiles

March 21, 2017

On March 11, 2017, Paul Kreiss gave a Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning program, here at The Textile Museum, in Washington, D.C. on Using Books to Learn About Rugs and Other Textiles. * Tom Goehner, the Textile Museum’s Curator of Education introduced Paul. * * Paul is one of the few book dealers in the […]

Saul Bardofsky: Two Themes

May 24, 2016

On March 20, 2016, Saul Barodofsky * gave a Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning program here at The Textile Museum, in Washington, D.C. Saul draws a crowd. * * * Saul told the story of how he got into the rug business.  He said that he was in the book business in San Francisco and […]

Melissa and Mark Keshishian: Potpourri

December 23, 2015

On December 12, 2015, Melissa and Mark Keshishian gave a “potpourri” session of the Textile Museum’s Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning series. Melissa is the widow of Harold Keshishian, in whose honor these Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning programs are named.  Mark is the son of Harold’s older brother James.  Together, Melissa and Mark operate […]

“Show and Tell” As the New Textile Museum Building on the GWU Campus Opens

May 26, 2015

Late in March, 2015,  the new Textile Museum building on the George Washington campus, here in Washington, D.C. opened with a flurry of events. Many of you participated in them.  But, if not, you may still be able to see, in what follows, and enjoy from afar, some of what went on. http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/finding-the-common-thread-between-clothes-and-identity/2015/03/20/3d30c8ee-ccbe-11e4-a2a7-9517a3a70506_story.html The culminating […]

The Joy of Fragments: Tim Hays, Ali Aydin, and Wendel Swan, Part 1, the Lecture

February 21, 2015

On October 4, 2014, Tim Hays, Ali Aydin and Wendel Swan gave a Rug and Textile Appreciation on “The Joy of Fragments,” still in the Myers Room of The Textile Museum, at the old S St. location.  Ali arranged for many of the in-room examples and Wendel produced the Powerpoint presentation for the program, but […]