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Old July 2nd, 2018, 02:40 PM   #17
Rich Larkin
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 128

Hi Joy,

I think you have been holding out on us. You are an advanced ruggie in disguise. Anyway, that Royal Geographic Society stuff is very interesting. I was generically aware there was enormous ethnic diversity packed into the Caucasus, within an area about the size of New England, USA. That material provides a specific glimpse.

Regarding the key word on the label of your rug, my original thought was that it said, "truest" (i. e., "most true"). It would fit. That being said, it is an interesting comment. It is quite likely the writer of the label was a rug dealer, and we cannot dismiss those folks.

Looking at the Richard Wright article Filiberto posted, in which there is a distinction made between thin Caucasians with thin yarn, and higher pile rugs with thick yarn, which category do you think your rug falls under?


Thanks for that link. You can't do better than Wright for this kind of stuff.

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