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Film: A Doorway to Central Asian Art and History

hopping for clients in Istanbul for carpets or textiles has meant that over the years many wonderful pieces from Central Asia have passed through my hands.  I have a personal attraction to this art. The colours, designs and magnificent workmanship enthrall me and the more I see of this group of carpets and textiles the deeper my appreciation  becomes.  In our home some of my favorite rugs and textiles trace their roots back to Central Asia. This month I saw a documentary that furthered my understanding of Central Asia.  The Desert of Forbidden Art by Tchavdar Georgiev and Amanda Pope is the story of Igor Savitsky, a man of passion and focus who during and after the Russian Revolution amassed a clandestine collection of over 40,000 pieces of avant garde Russian art.   These works represent a group of Russian artists working in a style that was a fusion of European modernism overlaid with the influence of images of Central Asia.  Some art historians have compared this fusion to the art of