Turkish Prayer Rugs: The Hesperides Collection, Part 1
Rugrabbit wishes to introduce the following in what we hope will be the first in a series of thematic exhibitions
selected from the Hesperides Collection of Jim Dixon. Jim hopes that in the near future a foundation will be
established to maintain the collections, gardens and related activities at Occidental, California and to promote
exhibitions of rugs from the Hesperides Collection and others in wider and more frequent venues. Should there
be enough interest and support from the rug community Jim would like to embark on the creation of a far-reaching
database and possible study center.
This series of Turkish prayer rugs is part of a significantly larger collection, not currently on display, of Turkish and Caucasian prayer rugs.
We apologize for the quality of some of the images as the rugs were photographed in situ at Jim Dixon’s Occidental home.
Jim has provided us with some brief descriptions to accompany each piece. A more general essay on prayer rugs originally written for
Ralph Kaffel’s historically rich and comprehensive volume, Caucasian Prayer Rugs (London, 1998) pp. 156-61 should be consulted
for further discussion.
This Melas rug was was recently submitted for
comparison by a user who wishes to remain anonymous
in hopes that these exhibitions might serve as evolving
dialogues and organic digital references of the several
groups of Turkish rugs represented.
If you would like to add to this exhibition, please feel free
to do so by using the contact link. We ask that all images
submitted be NOT for sale and of appropriate age.
Rugrabbit and Jim Dixon would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Gary Gartenberg for his help in making this exhibition possible.
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