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Friends of More Oriental Rug Notes by Barry O'Connell

Sotheby's has posted their London Spring Sale Catalog

Here are 4 that caught my eye. Jacqueline Coulter has done a great job and it is the prettiest catalog I ever saw. Congratulations to Mary Jo Otsea on being Sotheby's "World Wide head of Carpet"

Kim Esber Rugs State College Pa

Notes on Anatolian Gelveri Rugs

Saturday at Keshishian's An Old Yastik sort of 25th of February 2006

The main motif of thie Keshishian yastik appears in The famous Turkmen Rug From the Ulu Mosque in Divrigi that figured so prominiently in Dr. JonThompson's central argument in the 1980 classic "Turkmen". Interestingly enough Harold Keshishian was instrumental in picking Thompson to co-write Turkmen and Harold also designed the dust jacket of that landmark book.

Alicia Keshishian's A+ Designs

Saturday at Keshishian's An Old Yastik sort of 25th of February 2006

Harold has over 40 yastiks in his collection and he was gracious enough to share his thoughts on yastik age and attributions.

Saturday at Keshishian's A Brilliant Yastik 25th of February 2006

Rug Talk in Los Angeles Jan 2005

Visit the Philadelphia Rug and Textile Society

Rug Talk in Los Angeles January 2005 - Looking at the Rugs

Los Angeles Jan. 2006 Some Good Friends

Guide To Gabbeh Rugs - the Wool, the Yarn, the Dyes

Guide To Gabbeh Rugs - the Weavers

One of my very best friends, Dr. Khosrow Sobhe with his brothers produce great Gabbehs made by Qashqai weavers in Fars Province. He has been kind enough to share pictures of the weavers who make his rugs.

Dr. Sobhe Reports on the
2005 Metro Rug Alliance (MRA) Show in New York City

Perhaps the greatest King of my lifetime is His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. It is fitting that he commissioned one of the greatest carpets ever woven.

The Carpet of Wonder - The World's Largest Carpet

Stolen Rug!!!

This rug was stolen and or lost by FedEx in Essex England. If you see it contact me at 310-928-3922 or jboc@spongobongo.com

My Visit to Kish Rugs Expo Last Year
and this year
Kish Carpet Festival 2005\

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Electronic mail address (Before you email me a few points. I get hundreds of emails a day. I delete most of them unread so if you want me to read it mention rugs, carpets, Asia etc... in the subject. I try to answer legitimate emails but the Spam is overwhelming. Second I am not selling anything. Third if I do not answer in a few days try back.) If it is a general "what is it" or "what is it worth" question try Oriental Rug Questions. I do not normally answer questions about monetary value.

If you do email send it to JBOC@SpongoBongo.com Include your telephone number so I can replay by phone or ask additional questions.

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Copyright Barry O'Connell 2004 - 2006.
Last revised: September 07, 2006.

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Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, "Battle not with monsters lest ye become a monster and if you gaze into the abyss the abyss gazes into you.

I suppose if we gaze into the abyss we might see Nietzsche gazing back. Man separate from God does not need to fear becoming a monster. He already is one. Without God man has no way to measure his own depravity. Good is only good in relation to God. If you choose to define good on your own terms then you are your own god.

Martin Niemoeller
First they came for the Communists but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists but I was not one of them, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews but I was not Jewish so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.

Martin Niemoeller was a W.W.II era German Lutheran Pastor active in the Confessing Church (Bekennende Kirche) Movement in the face of Nazi oppression in Germany in the 1930s and 40s. While there is much to commend in his life it is sad that Niemoeller was theologically liberal. This quote tends to differ slightly depending on the source. I am now convinced that this became a stock phrase in countless Niemoeller speech up until his death.

I find it interesting that people read this stuff and react to it. A handful of people have been upset by my calling Niemoeller "theologically liberal". Just what does "theologically liberal" mean? Books have been written on that subject while only scratching the surface but let me give a short version. It comes down to ones source of Authority. A liberal will take the Word of God and interpret it though a higher authority such as "Historical Criticism" or "Reason"or "Tradition". When one takes a "higher authority" even if it is their own eyes or "scientific proof" then that "higher authority" is in effect their God. If you worship any god other than the God of the Bible then you are not a Christian. I am sad to say that many people who attend Christian Churches are not Christian and are actually worshiping false gods.

Blackmon - I knew Budd Dwyer, I was at the trial - Mosques - Hadjin Turkey

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