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Old December 11th, 2017, 10:39 PM   #11
Rich Larkin
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 128

Hi Joel,


You were talking about rugs in your youth? My preoccupation of the time rhymed with rugs, I must admit.

That may explain a lot. Just kidding!!! Again! BTW, 'youth' is a relative term. Thus, I was speaking of a time well after the invention of the wheel.


My take on 'bright' red in Turkoman rugs in general is that there was such a red in traditional use, presumably natural madder, that was substituted somewhere along the line for a synthetic version that was close in hue, but sharper and more 'orange-ish.' More to the point, the synthetic color was prone to bleeding. In any case, I agree that is the color I would most want to vet. My bet was that is legit in David's rug.

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