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Old June 5th, 2017, 03:39 PM   #16
Joel Greifinger
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Hi Rich,

My understanding is that mafrash were often made in pairs in order to balance them over the backs of pack animals.

While most were woven in NW Iran and the Caucasus, some also came from eastern Turkey and southern Iran. Of the latter, while I have seen flat woven Qashqai mafrash, they are generally completely patterned in complementary-weft weaves. All of the Afshar mafrash panels that I have seen are pile.

Hi Chuck,

Is your kilim dovetail or double-interlock (ribbed on the back)?

Joel
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