NIGHT 400 – THE STORY OF MASRUR AND IBN AL QARIBI

Carpet Pages III: Pixels NOW LIVE ONLINE! Come on in!

I curated two physical Carpet Pages shows in 2019 and 2018 BC (Before Covid). It’s 2020 and Corona can’t stop the Carpet Pages cycle going ahead. I said to myself, if I can’t do it in real life, then I will do it online… so I did… and 10,000 hours later… here it is…
https://www.carpetpages.com

Looking forward to more physical shows AC!

Meet the Artists 1/3 – 29.10.20, 6-9pm GMT Free tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/carpet-pages-iii-pixels-meet-the-artists-private-view-online-event-1-tickets-125716662923

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NIGHT 399 – THE STORY OF THE THIEF AND THE MERCHANT

Carpet Pages III: Pixels is an online show in a 3D gallery I designed for this, and there is a game, read on…

THE GAME OF THE 2 QUILLS

2 Prizes there are to be won
One spiky and one soft
So let’s have a little fun
In the desert, but don’t get lost
One is a known unknown
And is already history
One is waiting to be shown
And is a total mystery

If you can figure out this riddle
Step inside the door
There’s a carpet in the middle
That covers the whole floor
What is its famous name?
It’s well-known, but here a pale ghost
A feather brush that’s like a flame
Will be flown to you by post*

A needle in the haystack, hidden in the sands
The 5th brush stands and waits
It’s long and thin and pointy and
Sharp and tall and straight
Beside it is the original quill
It may not be what you expect
A soft swan feather it is not; still
It’s black and white bedecked**

*The prize is a Fire brush, the 4th brush in the series. You don’t need to find anything, as the answer is hiding in plain sight. Just email me the answer
**The prize is a mystery… there is a 5th brush…. this treasure is really hidden, and you need to find it. Take a screenshot of its location and email it to me

A. You can enter for both prizes. 2 winners will be picked at random
B. One prize (for the answer to the name of the carpet) is a Fire brush, one prize (for the screenshot) is the 5th brush which is a new brush
C. Email your answer and/or screenshot to info@vaishaliprazmari.com
D.. The 2 winners will be announced at the end of the show
E. Brushes will be posted to you after this date

Carpet Pages III: Pixels
26 Oct – 25 Nov 2020

Opening 1 – 29.10.20, 6-9pm GMT Free tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/carpet-pages-iii-pixels-meet-the-artists-private-view-online-event-1-tickets-125716662923

Show: https://www.carpetpages.com

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NIGHT 398 – THE STORY OF THE CALIPH AL MAMUN AND THE PYRAMIDS

Carpet Pages III: Pixels
26 Oct – 25 Nov 2020
Opening 1 – 29.10.20, 6-9pm GMT Free tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/carpet-pages-iii-pixels-meet-the-artists-private-view-online-event-1-tickets-125716662923
Show: https://www.carpetpages.com
I was a Brownie! (Never a Rainbow or Guide, just a Brownie. Were you? Or a Scout or Cub?) Single most useful thing I learnt with them was knotting. (And bellringing was quite fun.) Knots are practical, tie objects tightly, permanently or even temporarily (sliding knots). Binding two or more things together. Knots are everywhere in life! Hunting, fishing, bows, arrows, nets, tools.

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NIGHT 397 – THE STORY OF THE CALIPH AL MAMUN AND THE PYRAMIDS

Carpet Pages III: Pixels
26 Oct – 25 Nov 2020
Opening 1 – 29.10.20, 6-9pm GMT Free tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/carpet-pages-iii-pixels-meet-the-artists-private-view-online-event-1-tickets-125716662923
Artists are used to uncertainty. In these unprecedented times, perhaps we can take lessons from artists on how to survive in the wilderness. Carpet Pages III: Pixels also aims to make a case for art, for hope, for keeping on keeping on. For all the artists that continue to create, the actors that continue to play and the dancers that continue to dance.
Show: https://www.carpetpages.com

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NIGHT 396 – THE STORY OF THE CALIPH UMAR IBN AL KHATTAB AND THE YOUNG BEDOUIN

Carpet Pages III: Pixels
26 Oct – 25 Nov 2020
Opening 1 – 29.10.20, 6-9pm GMT Free tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/carpet-pages-iii-pixels-meet-the-artists-private-view-online-event-1-tickets-125716662923

Thinking about deserts of the mind and the sands of time with this show @carpetpages https://www.carpetpages.com

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NIGHT 395 – THE STORY OF THE CALIPH UMAR IBN AL KHATTAB AND THE YOUNG BEDOUIN

Carpet Pages III: Pixels
26 Oct – 25 Nov 2020
Opening 1 – 29.10.20, 6-9pm GMT Free tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/…/12571666…/preview_publish
Show: https://www.carpetpages.com
My knots: I initially thought that the material I’m using, nylon cord rattail, was pronounced ‘rattye’, the ‘tye’ rhyming with ‘tyre’, as if it were a French word, ‘c’est le rattail, non?’. It’s not! It’s actually pronounced as rat-tail, the tail of a rat, as in English – and the only reason I twigged this at last was during the process of actual knotting and touching the cord lots… hmmm…it really feels smooth and ever so slightly glistening ‘wet’, almost like a mouse or rat’s tail….ohhhhhh! Da-da!

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NIGHT 394 – THE STORY OF THE PIOUS JEWISH WOMAN AND THE TWO EVIL OLD MEN AND THE STORY OF JAFAR THE BARMECIDE AND THE OLD BEDOUIN

Carpet Pages III: Pixels
26 Oct – 25 Nov 2020

Opening 1 free tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/…/12571666…/preview_publish

Show: https://www.carpetpages.com

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NIGHT 393 – THE STORY OF THE SONS OF YAHYA IBN KHALID AND SAID IBN SALIM AL BAHILI AND THE STORY OF THE TRICK PLAYED BY A WIFE ON HER HUSBAND

Carpet Pages III: Carpet Pages III: Pixels
26 Oct – 25 Nov 2020
Pixels

Opening 1 free tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/manage/events/125716662923/preview_publish

Show: https://www.carpetpages.com

Knot notes
I Ching trigrams (Yi Jing) commentary by Zhou Yi – oldest Chinese classical text – “in prehistoric times, events were recorded by tying knots; in later ages, books were used for this.” Han scholar Zhen Suen (2nd century CE) said in his book Yi Zu: “Big events were recorded with complicated knots, and small events, simple knots”.
In Peru also: Qui Pu system of knots where 10 = single knot, 20 = double knot and 100 = multiple knots
Prehistoric knots. Around 100CE the Shuowen Jiezi defines ‘knot’ as the joining of two cords.
Chinese knotting almost died out forever but was luckily rescued in the 70s by a handful of people; now it’s a flourishing craft again

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NIGHT 392 – THE STORY OF YAHYA IBN KHALID THE BARMECIDE AND THE POOR MAN AND THE STORY OF MUHAMMAD AL AMIN AND JAFAR IBN MUSA AL HADI

CARPET PAGES III: PIXELS
Online show https://www.carpetpages.com 26.10.20 – 25.11.20

Meet the Artists Private View Online Events via Zoom
29.10.20, 6-9pm GMT
3.11.20, 6-9pm GMT
25.11.20, 6-9pm GMT

Free Eventbrite tickets released 20/10/2020 at 13:00 GMT

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/carpet-pages-iii-pixels-meet-the-artists-private-view-online-event-1-tickets-125716662923

NIGHT 391 – THE STORY OF CHOSROE, SHIRIN AND THE FISHERMAN

Knots all knotted up like a knot nest ready for framing for Carpet Pages III: Pixels

26 Oct – 25 Nov 2020

Double Coin knot = Western Han Period (206 BCE-CE)
Flat knot; Button knot = Han Dynasty (206 BCE-CE 220)
Good luck knot or Tassel knot = Northern Zhou Period (CE 557-588)
Buddha knot or Virtue knot = Sui Dynasty (581-618)
Cross knot; Double Connection knot; Round Brocade knot = Tang Dynasty (618-906)
Cloverleaf or Flower knot = Song Dynasty (960-1279)
Pan Chang knot = Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
Plafond (ceiling) knot = Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
And some modern knots

There are likely more; these are the main ‘famous’ ones included in this piece.

Love to know the other names of these knots from different cultures – please share if you know the names? Or if you know any sailors? Or if you are a sailor? 😉

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