News: In memoriam

  1. In Memoriam – W. Russell Pickering

    Mike Tschebull writes: When you lose an influential long-term friend, it is sobering and reminds you we are all mortal. Russ Pickering was my entry into the relatively closed world of a club for collectors of antique rugs and textiles, and we have been close for many years. In the 1960s, he was one of… Read more »

  2. In Memoriam: Governor Victor Atiyeh (1923-2014)

    Victor George Atiyeh, who died in Portland, Oregon on 20 July 2014, was born in the city in February 1923 to Syrian immigrant parents. He took over the family business, Atiyeh Brothers rug and carpet store after his father’s death in 1944. Vic Atiyeh was president of the company that became Atiyeh International, Ltd., and actively… Read more »

  3. Ned Long, 1927-2014

    It is with great regret that we have heard of the passing of the well-respected and much-liked veteran Turkmen carpet collector and scholar E.B. (Ned) Long, in Akron, Ohio, on 2 May 2014, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. A scientist by training (like so many Turkmen rug enthusuasts) with a passion for the environment… Read more »

  4. Ian Bennett remembered

    It was with great sadness that we heard of the peaceful passing of our old friend and former HALI colleague Ian Bennett, in Bath, England, during the Christmas break, aged 68.

  5. In Memoriam: Ron Hort

    Michael Phillips writes: After a long battle with serious health problems, Ronald Franklin Hort passed away shortly after returning home from exhibiting at last October’s Antique Rug and Textile Show in San Francisco.

  6. In Memoriam: Toni Hutmacher

    Henri Daumas writes: For a long time I was unaware of Toni Hutmacher. I met him a good while after I had met his wife, Arlette Bollag, a lively woman with a charismatic personality and an infectious love for old kilims.


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