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Old June 5th, 2017, 02:15 PM   #14
Rich Larkin
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 143

The striped plainweave bottom is integral with the decorated panels in a single piece.
Yes, that is the key. Is that practice always observed in mafrash weaving (as contrasted with the bottom being integrally woven with the end pieces)? It would seem so. (I have somehow come this far without having become a mafrash owner, so have nothing to compare.)

Another question: is the precise range of mafrash weaving well understood? I. e., who wove them, and who didn't? Still another question is, was there a tradition of weaving them in pairs, like many other types of storage bags? If Gerry's pieces started life as parts of mafrashes, there were two of them.

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