Thursday, July 30, 2009

Handsome rug from ????

So: is this rug I so admire (from a recent arts/crafts show on the Square) a Zapotec jaguar from Mexico or possibly another beastie entirely from Thailand? I trust you, too, will admire it while you ponder your answer. I, in turn, am heading back to my kitchen to ponder the mysterious overseas Asian-English instructions which accompanied my new portable air conditioner. With any luck, I may be cooler tomorrow morning.


Steve said...

Could it be from India?

azlaydey said...

I might be easier to understand the instructions in the foreign tongue the "English" instructions that come with an item.

Ron Bloomquist said...

When my wife gets home from Seattle Monday I bet she can tell you where that rug is from. She teaches Textile History at the local college.

Good luck with the air conditioner. Maybe you won't need some of our fog after all! :-)

Granny J said...

Steve -- you may be right -- that could be a monkey!

lady -- yes, if they were in a language that used the Roman alphabet; however, my instructions were likely a translation from the Chinese, which is where the A/C was made.

ron -- be sure to have her take a look; I'm very curious!

Ron Bloomquist said...

Lolli said,

"Most likely Zapotec. The Jaguar features prominently in Central and South American cultures.

"This is a particularly nice piece, not just a tourist piece."

Granny J said...

ron -- thanks for the info; I thought it was an outstanding piece and quite unlike most such rugs on display hereabouts.

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