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The Three Grouchos Baluch

Nothing says “Baluch” quite like the Baluch “bird” motif.  Found on bags and rugs ranging from funky to elegant, and featured on the  covers of numerous books exploring “Baluch Group” weavings,  the Baluch bird is the quintessential Baluch design element.  A prayer rug I recently purchased sheds some light as to why these birds are (almost) always drawn in profile.

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MFA Caucasian Carpets


There are four 18th Cent. Caucasian carpets on display at the  Huntington Avenue entrance on the 2nd floor.  They include the “Gohdar” carpet, which has an Armenian inscription at one end.

NERS Website – Some Facts and Figures

The NERS website went online in the early part of 2002.  In the past 8 1/2 years, the website has grown substantially, mostly in the area of online exhibitions.  Here’s a look at the current number of files in place on the NERS site as well as the average monthly visitor count. …continue reading

2009 NERS Picnic Photos

The 2009 NERS Picnic and Moth-Market took place on May 16th.    For the second year in a row it was held at The Gore Place in Waltham, MA. …continue reading