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Turkmen Carpets from the Wiedersperg Collection.   WRITERS: ROBERT PINNER & MURRAY L. EILAND,JR. FINE ARTS MUSEUMS OF SAN FRANCISCO.

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ISBN 0-88401-099-6

This book and the exhibiton it accompanies celebrate an important collection of Turkmen carpets and textiles donated to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in 1997 by San Francisco residents Wolfgang and Gisela Wiedersper.  Like many other collectors, the Wiederspergs, who settled in the BAy Area in 1956, purchased their first carpet to furnish their home. When they found that filling their floors and walls had merely whetted their appetites for Turkmen textiles, they embarked on an odyssey of collectin, study, and connoisseurship that lasted more than three decades. The Wiedersperg collection is the second major gift of Turkmen carpet to come to the Museums in a decade.

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