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Old August 1st, 2018, 01:44 PM   #33
Joy Richards
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Default Missing Melas

MISTER Weiler!

You've made my day. With the picture, the link to Jim Dixon's fine collection, your final note, but especially the story of how you 'found' it! I see that your colleagues were expecting a somewhat more exciting one, but for us newbies, that's what gets our hearts aflutter.

Rich is right about the colour. You have done it justice by getting it closer to the reality than I was able to, and it's in much better shape than mine and looks gorgeous. Having now seen the Hesperides collection, I'm encouraged to keep salvaging the injured, the torn, the worn, the faded and the abandoned.

I imagine the variety of sizes of the prayer rugs across the board is due to the lifestyle of the owners. The small ones (like my little Caucasian) for the backs of travellers, the Melas size for more sedentary owners? And could you please give a brief comment on the weave? Mine is completely flattened and it's hard to tell if there was ever any pile. But it's not like a typical kilim either.

Thank you again. This is the only rug site I've ever frequented so I have been shielded from what seems to be the norm on FB and other sites.

Joy
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