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Old March 27th, 2017, 11:16 PM   #13
Steve Price
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Hi Nils

No, I do think it's a workshop rug. Although the corners aren't as cleanly resolved as they are on most workshop rugs, they appear to be identical in all four corners. The borders look to be mirror images of each other, and all look like they are symmetric in their respective long dimensions.

It would be nearly impossible to weave a piece that elaborate without it becoming wonky if it was woven freehand. It also looks to me like it's probably 8 or 9 feet wide, which would require two weavers sitting side by side. That's not likely to end up even approximately symmetrical if woven without a cartoon.

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Steve Price
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