REVIEW From Ashgabat to Istanbul: Oriental Rugs from Canadian Collections

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Review by Leopold Kowolik

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HE TEXTILE MUSEUM OF CANADA (TMC), in Toronto, comprises more than 12,000 objects that embody a broad range of processes and global expressions of human culture. But perhaps no one object type is as representative of TMC as Oriental rugs. One of the earliest acquisitions by the museum was a 19th-century rug from the …