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Old October 14th, 2016, 03:39 PM   #6
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To Mr. Kannenberg:

I sincerely doubt this rug is 18th century or 17th as well.

There are a number of aspects which tell me it is earlier.

For instance the extreme wide major border, and just one real minor border.
The white backround inner border, both very unusual and often seen on
16th century and earlier rugs. Also that main border is outstanding unusual.
So is what remains of the outer minor border. What we can see and imagine.

Then the large motives in the field, and the almost magical manner they work with
each other is not something seen in rugs dated to the 18th century.

I am not trying to start an argument that is impossible to really know what is
the truth. I am just expressing my opinion and trying to by reason show why
I think like that.

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