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June 24, 2004
ONLINE SHOPPER
Elusive Quarry, Very Like a Whale
By MICHELLE SLATALLA

SUPPOSE there was a time when even Captain Ahab managed to temporarily suppress his urge to pursue Moby-Dick. For a while I gave up trying to buy an antique Oriental rug.
But aside from the peg leg, Ahab and I have much in common. His obsession eventually led him back to sea on an ill-fated expedition. Mine sent me shopping online.
In the months since I last wrote about my search, my goal has remained clear: to buy a better rug than I could otherwise afford by paying a below-market price.
While I was willing to pay a substantial amount for a quality rug, I turned my back on the methods of shopping that had pointed me toward the realm of retail prices. I quit borrowing rugs from stores to test in my living room. And no more real-life auctions where I became paralyzed by indecision as other bidders stared.
Instead I spent the spring reading rug collectors' posts at message boards like spongobongo.com,"

Home . note of day: "13 TH Persian Carpet Grand Exhibition (Tehran)
in Tehran International Fair Ground from August 23 to 29,2004.The exhibition will focus on the export and foreign sales aspects of Iranian carpet . The experience gained from the past twelve exhibitions has enabled the Iranian producers and exporters to provide the visitors and Persian carpet lovers from around the world with the finest and most beautiful carpets from different regions of Iran .This unique commercial , artistic and cultural event will provide a suitable opportunity for producers , exporters and buyers to exchange ideas."

Thursday, June 24, 2004

ME AND OPHELIA:
Very Cool to see a link from someone who knows my brother Jim. Thanks, JBOC

"THE PERSIAN CARPET BLOGS
A comprehensive look at Persian carpets and rugs

Enjoyed Barry O'Connell's two BlogSpots on Persian Rugs and The Persian Carpet, and his main site of various notes and guides to The Persian Carpet in its many forms. Fascinating pictures and links. A great find.

Thanks to American blogger Jim O'Connell in Tokyo (Barry's brother). "

ME AND OPHELIA: "THE PERSIAN CARPET BLOGS
A comprehensive look at Persian carpets and rugs

Enjoyed Barry O'Connell's two BlogSpots on Persian Rugs and The Persian Carpet, and his main site of various notes and guides to The Persian Carpet in its many forms. Fascinating pictures and links. A great find.

Thanks to American blogger Jim O'Connell in Tokyo (Barry's brother). "

Persian Journal Culture - Latest Iran News, news Tehran Iranian News persian news web site sport irani news iranians site farsi women sport woman, newspaper football: "Iran's Carpet Show Kicks off in Tokyo
Jun 24, 2004, 04:57

A major exhibition on Iranian carpets opened at the Mitsubishi Club in the Japanese capital of Tokyo on Tuesday.

The two-day exposition marks the production of a joint Irano-Japanese movie called `The Wind Carpet' directed by Kamal Tabrizi. In the inaugural ceremony, the producer of the film, Yomiko Masuda praised the beauty of Iranian carpets and said that `The Wind Carpet' mainly aims to manifest the charms of the craft to the Japanese people. The celebrated Japanese actor, Takaaki Enoki, who appears in the role of the father of a ten-year-old girl traveling to Isfahan to pick up a Persian carpet in `The Wind Carpet`, said that the movie provided an opportunity for cultural exchange between the two states.

'The word `Wind' is used to indicate the concept of traversing the frontiers and overlooking the distinction between races, religions and languages,' he said. Enoki noted that during the production of the film in Isfahan, he had the chance to tour carpet weaving workshops and closely view the

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