Archive for November, 2015

International Hajji Baba Society Exhibition in Conjunction with ICOC 13

Posted in Uncategorized on November 3, 2015 by rjohn

During ICOC XIII, in Washington, D.C., in early August, 2015, the local International Hajji Baba Society put together and presented an exhibition of about 70 rugs and textiles.

Austin Doyle led the curatorial group that fashioned this exhibition.

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It was held in David Zahirpour’s shop.

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David and his staff hung the pieces.

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The exhibition drew on material owned by Hajji club members.  It centered on pile rugs, other pile formats, and a few flat-woven pieces.

An exceptional set of gallery labels was produced that provided more information than I think I have ever seen on another set.  They show careful design and good research (you will come to appreciate them as we go along).  The background information was a collaboration between Austin and Ken Kepchar, but Ken did the maps, the photography needed and the actual label production.

Here is an, out of sequence, example.

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Although the gallery labels provide numbers, the exhibit was not hung according to them.  Moreover, I was not able to photograph the pieces in this exhibition in the sequence in which they occurred in the galleries.  So the sequence that follows is a bit serendipitous.

For each piece shown here, we will begin with the gallery label.  Next you will see an “all edges” comprehensive shot of the piece, followed by a number of detail images.  There will be no other comment on them.

Here we go.

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D17

Details of 06.

D17a

D17b

D17c

 

z4

Border

Details of 05.

D56a

D56b

D56c

z21

 

Kilim

 

 

Details of 37.

D34a

 

D34b

D34c

 

z57

Eaglegroup Yomut

Details of 31.

D6e

D6a

D6c

D6d

D6b

z41

Kurdish Rug 18th century

Details of 32.

D52c

D52a

D52d

D52e

D52f

 

z74

 

D1

Details of 26.

D1b

 

D1a

D1c

z76

 

D2

Details of 28.

D2b

 

D2c

 

D2a

D2d

z19

 

D3

Details of 30.

D3b

D3a

D3c

 

z72

 

D4Details of 19.

D4b

 

D4a

D4c

 

z32

 

 

D5

Details of 65.

D5c

D5b

D5d

D5a

 

z73

 

D7

Details of 20.

D7b

D7a

D7c

 

z17

 

D8

Details of 16.

D8a

D8b

D8e

D8c

D8d

 

z18

 

D9

Details of 29.

D9a

D9d

D9f

D9c

D9e

 

z13

 

D10

Details of 71.

D10b

D10a

D10c

z65

 

 

D11

Details of 22.

D11b

D11a

D11c

z29

 

D12

Details of 72.

D12b

D12a

D12c

 

z25

 

D13

Details of 57.

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D13b

D13e

D13d

D13c

 

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Note: Colors of the piece on the label are not accurate due to camera and or light effects.  Lesser instances of this will occur occasionally.  There is also no number on this gallery label.

 

D14

Details of the yastik above.

D14a

D14b

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D15

Details of 38.

D15a

D15b

D15c

z23

 

D16

Details of 39.

D16a

D16c

D16b

 

z40

 

D18

Details of 08.

D18a

D18c

D18b

D18d

 

D18d

 

z33

 

D19

Details of 07.

D19b

 

D19a

D19c

 

z63

 

D20

Detail of 74.

D20a

z62

 

D21

Details of 73.

 

D21b

D21a

 

z7

 

D22

Details of 11.

D22a

D22d

D22b

D22c

 

z11

 

D23

Details of 52.

D23a

D23b

D23c

 

z3

 

 

D24

Details of 04.

D24b

D24a

D24c

D24d

 

z50

 

D25

Details of 14.

D25b

D25a

D25c

 

z59

 

D26

Details of 55.

D26b

D26a

D26d

D26c

Detail of back of 55.

D26back

 

z31

 

D27

Details of 56.

D27a

 

D27b

D27c

 

z67

 

D28

Details of 41.

D28a

D28b

D28d

 

D28c

z20

 

D29

Details of 36.

D29b

D29a

D29d

D29c

D30label

 

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Details on 77.

D30c

D30b

 

D30a

D30d

D30e

D31label

 

D31

Details of 27.

D31a

D31b

D31c

D31d

D31e

z8

 

D32

Details of 12.

D32b

 

D32a

D32c

D32d

 

D33label

 

D33Details of 46.

D33d

D33a

D33b

D33c

D35label2

 

 

D35

Details of 47.

D35b

D35a

D35c

D35e

D35d

 

z9

 

D36

Details on 15.

D36a

D36b

D36d

z6

 

D37

Details of 10.

D37a

D37b

D37d

D37c

D37e

D37f

z28

 

D38

Details of 70.

D38a

D38c

D38b

D38e

D38d

 

z49

 

D39

Details of 01.

D39a

D39b

D39c

z37

 

D40

Details of 53.

D40b

D40a

D40c

D40d

 

z10

 

D41

Details of 44.

D41a

D41c

 

D41d

D41e

 

z66

 

D42

Details of 23.

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D42b

D42c

 

z27

 

D43

Details of 69.

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D43c

z34

 

 

D44

Details of 24.

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D44e

 

z24

 

D45

Details of 25.

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D45f

D45b

D45d

D45e

 

z30

 

D46

Details of 50.

D46a

D46b

D46e

D46c

D46d

z47

 

D47

Details of 66.

D47d

D47c

D47b

D47f

z16

 

D48

Details of 78.

D48b

D48a

D48c

D48d

D48f

D48e

 

z55

 

D49

Details on 25.

D49a

D49b

D49d

D49f

D49c

 

z26

 

D50

Details of 64.

D50b

D50c

 

D50a

D50d

z51

 

D51

Details of 40.

D51a

D51d

D51c

D51e

z41

 

D52

Details of 32.

D52c

D52b

D52f

D52a

 

D52d

 

z5

 

D53

Details of 9.

D53b

D53a

D53d

D53c

 

z48

 

D54

Details of 67.

D54b

D54c

 

D54a

 

D54d

 

z1

 

D55

Details of 02.

D55b

D55c

D55a

D55d

z4

 

D56

Details of 05.

D56a

D56c

D56b

z69

D57

Details of 62.

D57a

D57b

D57c

D57d

D57f

D57e

z68

 

D58

Details of 60.

D58b

D58a

D58e

D58c

D58d

 

z46

D59comprehensivefront

Details of 61.

 

D59

D59c

D59a

D59d

D59comprehensivepartlyturnedover

 

D59comprehensiveback

z42

 

D60

Details of 33.

D60c

D60d

D60b

D60a

z14

 

D61

Details of 76.

D61a

D61b

D61d

D61e

D61f

z2

 

D62

Details of 03.

D62d

D62b

D62e

 

D62c

 

z70

 

D63comprehensive

Details of 17.

D63b

 

D63d

D63c

D63a

D63h

 

D63f

 

z61

 

D64

Details of 58.

D64b

D64a

D64c

 

z44

 

D65

Details of 48.

D65a

D65b

D65c

D65d

D65e

 

z60

 

D66

Details of 68.

D66c

D66d

 

D66a

D66b

z12

 

D67

Details of 54.

D67c

D67a

D67e

D67b

z45

 

D68

Details of 59.

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D68b

D68i

D68g

D68i

D68j

I want to thank the International Hajji Baba Society for this exhibition and for permission to fashion this virtual version.  Thanks, too, to Austin Doyle and his curatorial group for their hard work, as well as to David Zahirpour, for providing an excellent venue and installation.  Last, I want to thank Austin and Ken Kepchar,

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for the best set of gallery labels I have seen.

I hope you have enjoyed this virtual version of an ambitious undertaking by the local Hajjis.

Regards,

R. John Howe