Saturday, June 16, 2007

"Baluch" from the Collection of Mark Hopkins



The New England Rug Society Presents An ACOR 8 Exhibit

"Baluch" from the Collection of Mark Hopkins
I was quite pleased to see that NERS has posted a very nice exhibition from the Mark Hopkins' Collection. Mark has an interesting approach which he discusses in his introduction. He pretty well dismisses the ethnographic significance of the pieces and looks at them as art. The show focuses on a very narrow group of rugs with a large degree of repetition of design elements. While one may agree or disagree with Mark's approach focus instead on the unity and cohesiveness of the collection and seek to understand what an important collector saw in it.
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