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Old July 12th, 2018, 03:47 PM   #12
Rich Larkin
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Hi Joy,

I agree with everything Filiberto said. I would add that any book by Jim Ford is well worth a perusal. He stands out among rug authors when it comes to putting out reliable information.

About the nomenclature for design elements in Caucasian rugs, although I am sure there is plenty of it, I do not believe there are generally accepted lists of vocabulary items such as you might find for Turkoman rugs. I do not intend to dissuade you from pursuing this line, but you will probably not find the equivalent of, say, the names of guls. Dyrnak gul, kepse gul, etc. These last are widely accepted items of Turkoman jargon.

Rich
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