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.