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Old July 24th, 2018, 03:07 PM   #93
Rich Larkin
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Hi Joy,
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Fascinating story behind these rugs, though, and one of the most impressive uses of 'dead' material. Don't know how the rugs might stand up to heavy usage on the floor though.
Heinrich Jacoby, a German who spent his life in the first half of the 20th century in the rug trade, much of it in Iran, wrote that there is a term (presumably Farsi) for wool removed from the carcasses of sheep at the tannery by the use of lime: tabachi. He says it does not wear well, and that it is something to avoid in one's rugs if possible.

As I mentioned, it's a jungle out there.

Rich
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