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Old January 17th, 2018, 04:34 AM   #27
Rich Larkin
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Chuck,

While you are at it, say some more about what is going on with the first few lines of warp as you come in from the selvage. From that back, I would surmise the selvages are multi-corded, as you would see on a Baluch rug, and that is how you described it above; but from the pile side, it seems that is not the case. What is up with that?

Also, I get the impression from a few of the images that the rug is one of those tightly woven ones that doesn't want to lie flat. True? How would you describe the handle and texture?

I don't see Heriz at all. There is a distant resemblance in the design, but that is it. The only reason I would go with Afshar is that those folks seem to be the default weavers of every unidentifiable rug that comes along these days. I have a faint sense that in another life, I knew where the rug was from, but I am blanking on it here.

Rich
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