OUR THAN K S TO J UDITH RUTH E RFORD – TAASA Review September 2010
Judith first `experienced’ Asia in Brunei where she and Ken Rutherford, employed by Shell, were transferred as newly-weds.
Asian traders came to the door with enormous bundles containing everything from antiques to contemporary items.
Her interest was particularly piqued by items of Chinese dress and that is where her career in collecting, dealership and research took off. Having joined TAASA right at its beginning in 1991 she approached then President Carl Andrews with the idea of starting a Textile Focus Group...