August 16, 2021
The Handel and Hendrix House is a living museum in Brook Street, Mayfair London an address that both musicians shared albeit 200 years apart . It is a little known fact the Jimi Hendrix was a rug collector as evidenced in the photos of the time. Since the recreation of Hendix's old flat at the address about 6 years ago we have worked alongside the museum in the role of curator / donor. Finding antique rugs is difficult enough but the task of locating rugs from the late 1960s or early 1970s is certainly more challenging than one might imagine. In the B/W photo can be seen an Ardebil rug in the Shirvan / Azerbaijan manner of the period a duplicate of which has been searched for since the Hendrix room opened so far without success. In August 2021 we managed to procure on behalf of the Museum a very similar Caucasian rug circa 1970 in as new condition as seen centre in the colour photo. The search continues.....
Photos copyright #9966 Handel Hendrix House © Barrie Wentzell / Snap Galleries
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