April 10, 2016
The Thomas Cook Collection of Persian Rugs

Tom showed his collection of Persian rugs. The collection is of almost 40 years standing and is limited to weavings from Fars province with a few pieces from Luristan. Within this restriction, it runs the gamut in terms of practical age, attribution, function, structure, presumption of local versus commercial origins, and place within the social hierarchical structure of tribal life. The main rationale for acquiring objects has been aesthetic. Photography was not permitted.

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