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Old June 2nd, 2018, 05:16 PM   #18
Rich Larkin
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 128

Hi Chuck,

No doubt you have seen what Edwards said about 'Arab' rugs within the greater 'Baluch' matrix. He implies a distinction between such rugs and 'true' Baluch rugs, but he doesn't do much more to inform the analysis. He also provides several of his familiar black and white illustrations, including a half dozen or so which he tags as Arab, but they don't help (me!) very much.

A prominent issue that must be recognized regarding commentary on Baluch rugs by the estimable Mr. Edwards is the few but significant errors committed in the book, such as that Baluch rugs (including the Arabs) are single-wefted, or that the warps (and wefts) of the older ones were mostly black, until they moved over to cotton. It is difficult to reconcile these lacunae with the otherwise generally excellent work of the author.


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