Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Persian carpet in the West

It's been a busy week for me, uni wise. I may have mentioned before that I am doing work placement at the Stoddard-Templeton archive here in Glasgow. I am working on cataloguing and contextualising their Persian carpet designs and sketches. So for the time being, I will forward you to the blog post I wrote on the Persian carpet in the West, featuring some of the designs from the Stoddard-Templeton archive, that I have catalogued.

Fragile design, entitled 'London Material', probably copied from a carpet held in a private residence.

The archive has vast amounts of material to be catalogued and repackaged, there are over one hundred drawers full of material, not only carpet designs and sketches but catalogues, photographs, patterns and business records, from over one hundred years of trading. It's been a rewarding experience so far, with dedicated and friendly people working in the archive.


  1. I am so jealous Zoe! I've just realised I have never asked you about what career you want to get into? I am thinking archives/museums right?

    I really want a persian rug... there was an advert for a free one some professor had left behind at my university but when I had emailed it had gone :( I want to sit on it and drink wine and pretend it is a flying carpet! (Cause I am pretentious like that!)


  2. You're not pretentious Zoe! That reminds me of the Enid Blyton Enchanted Chair story, except replace wine with ginger beer :P

    I'd rather work in marketing or development in the arts or heritage sector :)

  3. A gorgeous carpet is an important item for a luxurious interior decoration. I would want to have a Persian carpet in my room. Unfortunately, it is too expensive for my budget....