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Old June 5th, 2018, 09:19 PM   #14
Joel Greifinger
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 43

Does he opine on the age of that chuval?
Hi Rich,

This is the description of the photo:

Plate 12. Chodor Group II chuval, lower Amu Darya region (?), ca. 1760 (?). 1.02 x 0.84 (3' 4" x 2' 9"). The oldest of the ‘blue güls with stars’ group, with an early zig-zag lattice and an old Yomut main border design.

And the related text:

One of these chuvals (12) is very old. The lattice is of the old form. Even by traditional standards it would probably be dated to the first quarter of the 19th century. By the expanded scale I am using it probably originates from when the Chodor first arrived in the Khorezm region on the lower Amu Darya, 1720-1760

Here's the link to the article reprinted on Tom Cole's website: http://www.tcoletribalrugs.com/article51CHODOR.html

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