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Old June 14th, 2017, 04:40 PM   #72
Patrick Weiler
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Steve,
Your bag is a very nice one, with what appear to be natural vegetal dyes - one indication of greater age. I believe that the rosettes in these weavings are done in complementary weft technique - which would be obvious from a photo of the back. The design would be "opposite" of the front, meaning the white motif on the front will be in the dark ground color on the back. The dark ground color on the front will be white on the back, most likely showing an X-like white pattern. The first salt bag I ever bought, in a rug store in Seattle in the late 1980's, was an Uzbek Tartari piece. It was a piece from the "personal collection" of the worker at the store and he had bought it several years prior to my acquisition. This would indicate that these pieces had been on the market in the west since the beginning of rug collecting.

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