Author Archives: Kevin

About Kevin

Kevin Sudeith is the war rug collector who built warrug.com and who started selling rugs to study war rugs origins. Sudeith learned how war rugs related to traditional Afghan tribal and workshop rugs as well as the broader Turkmen and Persian rug traditions.

The Met Museum Releases 375,000 Images into Public Domain

The Metropolitan Museum in New York has made a tremendous contribution to the public domain by releasing hundreds of thousands of photos under a Creative Commons Zero license.  The Museum has made available a wealth of information licensed for almost any use.   Here are a few examples found in a search for “weaving”.

Harry Tyler (1801–1858)
Coverlet, 1839
American,
Wool, cotton, woven; 83 1/2 x 75 1/2 in. (212.1 x 191.8 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Mrs. Roger Brunschwig Gift, 1993 (1993.369)
http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/14794

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/14794?sortBy=Relevance&what=Woven&ao=on&ft=*&offset=10608&rpp=100&pos=10638

 

The Met Museum

Panel with Boys at Play
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
late 16th–early 17th century
China
Tapestry-woven (kesi) silk and metallic thread
Overall: 18 1/4 x 15 in. (46.4 x 38.1 cm)

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/44125?sortBy=Relevance&what=Woven&ao=on&ft=*&offset=10708&rpp=100&pos=10727

 

1832
American
Woven silk
8 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (21.6 x 9.5 cm)

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/13552?sortBy=Relevance&what=Woven&ao=on&ft=*&offset=10508&rpp=100&pos=10593

The Metropolitan Museum

18th–19th century
Japan
Silk
3 1/2 x 6 in. (8.89 x 15.24 cm)

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/67544?sortBy=Relevance&what=Woven&ao=on&ft=*&offset=9808&rpp=100&pos=9825

 "I wait and so does virtue"


16th–17th century
Italian, Florence
Silk and linen
L. 139 x W. 19 1/4 inches (loom width) (353.1 x 48.9 cm)


8th–9th century
Eastern Iran or Sogdiana
Silk
13 3/8 x 17 5/16 in. (34 x 44 cm)

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/73310?sortBy=Relevance&what=Woven&ao=on&ft=*&offset=10708&rpp=100&pos=10755

Elephant riding in boat Textile


19th century
Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung province, Semangka Bay region
Pasisir people
Cotton
L. 27 x W. 27 in. (68.6 x 68.6 cm)

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/316416?sortBy=Relevance&what=Woven&ao=on&ft=*&offset=10908&rpp=100&pos=11002

 

 

NPR Coverage on Impressions at Mike Weiss Gallery, NYC

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Not only am I into the art of presenting and selling war rugs but, I’m also a rock sculptor, reviving the original carvings through impressions presented at the Mike Weiss Gallery. Check out this write up on NPR, written by contributor,  Alva Noe http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2016/04/23/474717276/making-art-from-life

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Afghan War Rug Exhibition at Temple University

War rug art is fascinatingly educational friends! Temple University’s Samuel L. Paley Library, in room 309, is currently holding a Afghan war rug exhibition that contains 14 of my afghan war rugs. These rugs tell stories and contain history which, ” helps contextualize a group of people that many Americans know very little about.” Theirs so much to be learned and talked about. Go check it out!

This show has curated by Alicia Cunningham-Bryant and student assistant curators, Ilana Napoli, and Rachel Morin.

Afghan war rug in exhibition at Temple UniversityThank you Temple!
#TempleU

Giovanni Garcia-Fenech Show at Postmasters

On December 11, 2015 Giovanni Garcia-Fenech’s show of new paintings will open at Postmasters’ Gallery.

Giovanni Garcia-Fenech Painting

I wanted to make work that communicated something personal rather than intellectual, something that wouldn’t protect me from embarrassment or rejection—so I decided to start painting myself. Not how I looked, but how I felt about myself and my body.

I can’t wait to see the show.

Drone Rugs, Now On the Radio

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The drone rug craze has maintained its drive. Public Radio International featured a story on the rugs, their background and growing popularity. There is a written story on PRI site, as well as the option hear the full radio interview. You can find a link to both below. Thank you to PRI for the interest!

http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-02-03/drones-are-everywhere-even-rugs

Major Press for the Drone Rugs

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The drone rugs have been causing quite a stir in the media recently. COLORS Magazine issued a great piece at the end of last month, which was then re-ran by Quartz just a few days later. Links to the articles are below. Huge thanks to both publications for spreading the word.

http://www.colorsmagazine.com/blog/article/drones-on-rugs

http://qz.com/333733/afghan-carpet-weavers-are-putting-drones-on-their-rugs/