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March 2010

Saul will be speaking at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas. Below is the press release. If you're in the neighborhood please stop in.

saul & the sun bow crew

Small Pieces as a window into the consciousness of tribal peoples

1920's Hakkari Kurd kilim
detail of Shah Miran (Serpent Goddess)

March 6, 6:30pm

126 A and B, Carlsen Center
Johnson County Community College
12345 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66210

The tribal belief in the unseen world is present in their weavings and amuletic pieces. We shall explore this ancient tradition, and attempt to decode their language and beliefs. We will bring about 75 to 100 pieces as examples.

Saul Yale Barodofsky has made over 120 trips along the Silk Road since 1978.

His interest in the Jewel Cities of Central Asia has led him to explore The North West Frontier, Uzbekistan, and Chinese Turkestan.

He has also been to Daghistan, Azerbaijan, and traveled in Anatolia extensively, amongst many others. His interest is mostly in kilims (flat-woven rugs) and small pieces - things which historically had no commercial value, and were traditionally made for family usage. He started Sun Bow trading Company in 1978 so as to have an opportunity to visit the last remaining nomads.

19th century Ikat Koran bag - 7" x 9" - Uzbekistan
used for concealment, protection from profane eyes

Sun Bow Trading Company
By Appointment
Outfitting Downtown Charlottesville since 1978.
(434) 293 8821