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Old July 12th, 2018, 06:49 PM   #14
Joy Richards
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Thank you Filiberto, Rich and Ken. You're all such good patient teachers. Now at least I know the name of one of these borders!
I have ordered the Stone, and went out to look for it first but came back with Sotheby's Guide to Oriental Carpets and Krody's Flowers of Silk and Gold from the Textile Museum instead.
I hope you all don't mind my breathless excitement, but I'm just a beginner, and you probably all remember how it was when you first became afflicted with this bug.
I made my first attempt to count the knots on this little prayer rug, following the instructions I found online - and know for sure it's 16 knots horizontally, because they're easier to count, but being more difficult going down, I'm not sure whether it's 16 or up to 19, so between 256 and 304 kpsi. Is that any help in locating where it may have been woven?
Schurmann's [I]Caucasian Rugs[I] was just dropped off by mailman. It has what looks like a hole from the third page in that goes through almost 200 pages. Everything is legible, but my better half thinks it looks like bullet hole. He's Bulgarian, and not a romantic, so who knows where it's been.
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