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Old June 15th, 2017, 01:37 PM   #79
Rich Larkin
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 143

Hi Steve,

Your rationale about the possible effect of the Russian presence in Afghanistan on various phenomena in the rug market sounds very plausible. It makes one wonder what other interesting weavings might be hiding in remote areas more or less undisturbed.

Chuck, where in Saudi Arabia did you acquire your Tatari bag (which I assume is the one you posted in frame #35)? I was in Riyadh in the mid-sixties, where I caught the rug bug on account of constant exposure. (The suq was the only place to go for entertainment.) At that time, the rug market there had little connection to the international rug market. Mostly South Persian material from across the gulf. If a room-sized rug was needed, there was a large supply of mediocre but hard-working red Tabrizes.

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