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Old June 4th, 2018, 11:28 PM   #5
Chuck Wagner
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Hi James,

I only have one Chodor piece, a late chuval (below). Structure and materials look very similar to yours (images below).

I think you are probably correct about the age. The guls on your rug are sometimes considered earlier, as Elena Tasareva mentions in her book on the Kingston collection. But, the densely ornamented elems and the close spacing of the guls on yours vary significantly from older pieces with clear space between the guls and the "netting" around them.

My chuval is turn-of-the-century, I think, and has a hot red. Yours seems to have a somewhat more subdued red, but it still looks like a synthetic to me.

It's a handsome rugs, congratulations.

Regards
Chuck









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