All Images Photographed by: Maggie Wooldridge Campbell
The Lone Star State amazed me as we explored different venues and learned to appreciate the collections of various dealers and showroom owners. Particularly fascinating was the collection at Abraham's Rugs, with a noteworthy clients, Sam Abraham began his collection in 1974...
We spoke of different tribes and families in Iran, Turkey and India perusing so many wonderful rugs. The colors and knotting techniques intriguing and beguiling at once. The patterns of the Oushak and patina of time make them universal in their inclusion of simple and monochromatic design intentions. The wonderfully aged Serape & Sarouk rugs took my breath away as we looked at detail that one can only imagine in some faraway place was knotted by hand in a pattern so intricate that it puts the Sistine chapel on the same plane.
This one amazing piece had this form repeated over and over again reminding me of a Nautilus pompilius, cephalopod.