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Old June 4th, 2018, 01:39 PM   #2
Rich Larkin
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 128

Hi James,

Have you seen Mackie & Thompson's Turkmen, published by the Textile Museum (1980)? They provide an accurate brief description of what are essentially two 'strains' of Chaudor rugs, viz., the somewhat degraded version from the late 19th century, and the better, older rugs. They cover that aspect of the matter on one page, which I would be happy to reproduce and post if you need it.

I happen to have one of the later group (and like it, notwithstanding the doubtful reviews by the critics ). I don't have much of a decent picture of the whole rug, but I have a few detail images that show some of the diagnostic characteristics of the type (such as 'part cotton' wefts) pretty well. Are you interested?

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