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Old June 5th, 2018, 03:04 AM   #8
James Blanchard
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Chuck,

Thanks for the response and perspectives, and for sharing that example. I share your view that the layout of the design seems to place it later in the continuum, as you've pointed out. However, I think the colour might be good. If you look at the close-up picture of the back you can get a better sense of the colour. I'll never claim to be able to detect a synthetic red with real confidence, but this one didn't scream "synthetic" to me. I like your chuval - it's a "lively" piece.

Rich,

Thanks for sharing the information, and for showing the example. The knotting technique on yours is similar to mine, on superficial perusal. The main differences seem to be the use of cotton in the weft on your piece, and a different selvage structure. Yours appears to have a nice purple, and I like the border design. Does yours have blue guls?

Joel,

I'm still trying to place the name for the design element. I generally associate it with Yomud weavings. I have a Yomud asmalyk that I bought many moons ago that has that design in the border, with "painted" ends to the "hooks" (see below). It's interesting to note that Munkacsi has quite a bit discussion about the interactions between Chodor and Yomud tribes at various time points, resulting in some crossover of designs onto Chodor weavings. Perhaps this is an example of that.

James

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