RK has just learned plagiarist, idea-thief and cheat peter hoffscheister will lecture at the textile museum next week.
Here is the announcement:
Lecture: "Horses on Turkmen Textiles: A Presentation and Retrospective of Over 2,000 Years"
Wednesday, November 7 @ 6:30 pm
Independent scholar and curator Peter Hoffmeister has collected Turkmen textiles for more than 30 years. Join him for this special lecture as he traces the use of horse images across the Turkmen tribal weaving repertoire.
Fee: $5/members; $8/non-members. Advance registration required. Call (202) 667-0441, ext. 64."
"Independent scholar and curator"?
Please now who in their right mind, other than textile museum nincompoops like dan walker and head honcho bruce baganz, could possibly describe hoffscheister, a proven liar and plagiarist, as a "scholar or curator".
This creep from Coburg, Germany is neither, as his "scholarship" is virtually non-extant.
The two books with his name on them were both almost completely written by his co-authors.
RK should know, as we did almost all of the writing for Tent Band Tent Bag.
And Simon Crosby, hoffscheister's co-author on Turkmen Rugs from Franconia, likewise shouldered most of the load on that book as well.
As for hoffscheister being described as a "curator". Well, that's equally as prosaic and nonsensical as the only curatorial effort hoffscheister made was the highly flawed and boring show on "ENGSI" done at an icoc meeting some years ago.
No, once again, the ole organ-grinding rug world hype and bogus publicity is bleating out a specious message that deserves to be called out as such.
As for our assertion hoffscheister is a plagiarist and liar?
RK has written extensively here on RugKazbah.com proving his lies, dubious sense of "honor" and his extensive plagiarism of our ideas.
For those of you who missed that series, we refer readers to the following URL:
We also suggest reading the rest of the series which is now in this Turkmen Rug Topic Area on RugKazbah's discussion board.
Read and learn who hoffscheister really is and then forget about the bogus, highly misleading and improper introduction he has been given by those nincompoops at the textile museum.